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Mt. Olive in Lawrence County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Mt. Olive Charcoal Iron Furnace

 
 
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By TeamOHE, October 24, 2020
1. Historic Mt. Olive Charcoal Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription.  - Built in 1846 by John Campbell and Others
- Produced 16 tons of pig iron per day
- A wooden casting house extended from the front of the stack, a charging house sat above the stack and a steam engine house sat to the left of the stack
- The grounds once included a blacksmith shop, stock yard, hot blast system and ore burners
-Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Was an integral stop on the Underground Railroad
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 45.733′ N, 82° 37.8′ W. Marker is in Mt. Olive, Ohio, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Ohio Route 93, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pedro OH 45659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olive Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waterloo Wonders (approx. 9.3 miles away); Welsh-American Heritage Museum / Old Welsh Congregational Church (approx. 9.8 miles
Historic Mt. Olive Charcoal Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 24, 2020
2. Historic Mt. Olive Charcoal Iron Furnace Marker
away); Oak Hill's Finest Servicemen (approx. 10 miles away); Roland T. Crace Jr (approx. 10 miles away); Sergeant Donald R. Long (approx. 10 miles away); E. K. Railway (approx. 17 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Historic Mt. Olive Charcoal Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 24, 2020
3. Historic Mt. Olive Charcoal Iron Furnace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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