An old limestone quarry, with stone used for fluxing, Jackson Furnace, Jackson County.
Limestone was another basic ingredient used in the iron-making process. Because of the difficulty in transporting the heavy stone long distances, it was necessary to find a supply near the furnace. In the area surrounding Buckeye Furnace, limestone could be obtained in the same pits from which iron ore was taken.
The limestone was used as a flux. When heated in the furnace along with the iron ore and charcoal,
the limestone combined with impurities to form a hot pastry mass, known as slag, which floated
on the molten iron.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces series list.
Location. 39° 3.367′ N, 82° 27.4′ W. Marker is in Buckeye Furnace, Ohio, in Jackson County. Marker is on Buckeye Park Road (County Road 167) 0.2 miles north of Buckeye Road (County Road 165), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Buckeye Park Rd, Wellston OH 45692, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.