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Buckeye Furnace in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Limestone

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, October 23, 2020
1. Limestone Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stock Shed (a few steps from this marker); Stockyard (a few steps from this marker); Charcoal (a few steps from this marker); Raw Materials (within shouting distance of this marker); Labor At Charcoal Iron Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Shipment Of Iron (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine House (within shouting distance of this marker); Casting (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckeye Furnace.
 
Limestone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 23, 2020
2. Limestone Marker
Limestone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 23, 2020
3. Limestone Marker
Limestone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 23, 2020
4. Limestone Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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