Ironton in Lawrence County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County
The Hanging Rock Iron Region
To furnish the needs of the early settlers, then to furnish ordnance for a nation at war, and finally to furnish merchant iron to the steel mills, 100 iron producing blast furnaces were built within these 1,800 square miles of the lower coal measures to become known as the Hanging Rock Region.
Lawrence County, centrally located within the Region, had 23 blast furnaces constructed between 1826 and 1909.
The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County
1. Union 2. Pine Grove 3. Aetna 4. Vesuvius 5. Buckhorn 6. Mt. Vernon 7. Hecla 8. Lawrence 9. La Grange 10. Centre 11. Olive 12. Washington 13. Oak Ridge 14. Pioneer 15. Monitor 16. Belfont 17. Grant 18. Etna-Alice 19. Etna-Blanche 20. Maggie 21. Sarah 22. Hamilton 23. Ironton
Erected 1973 by The Lawrence County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-44.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
Location. 38° 32.13′ N, 82° 41.025′ W. Marker is in Ironton, Ohio, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on Park Avenue. Marker is on the south grounds of the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 South 4th Street, Ironton OH 45638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unger's Shoes (about 700 feet away); John Campbell Memorial Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Ironton (approx. Ό mile away); Tanks Memorial Stadium Opening Day Nov. 25, 1926 (approx. one mile away); Ironton Tanks / Tanks Memorial Stadium Amanda Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.4 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironton.
Also see . . .
1. A Standard History of the Hanging Rock Iron Region of Ohio (1916). (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ohio Iron Furnaces. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Furnaces of the Hanging Rock Iron Range. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.