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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 Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
1. The Hanging Rock Iron Region Marker (front)
Inscription.  
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: EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce

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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
 
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. The 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 walking distance of this marker. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); This Cornerstone From Old Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence County Viet-Nam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence County Veterans Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade (about 300 feet away); Unger's Shoes (about 700 feet away); John Campbell Memorial Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Ironton (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironton.
 
Also see . . .
The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
2. The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County Marker (back)

1. A Standard History of the Hanging Rock Iron Region of Ohio (1916). Internet Archive website entry (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Hanging Rock Ohio Furnaces. The Lawrence register website entry (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
3. The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County Marker
Model blast furnace
Model Blast Furnace and Lawrence County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
4. Model Blast Furnace and Lawrence County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,226 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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