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Struthers in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hopewell Furnace

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2014
1. Hopewell Furnace Marker
Inscription.  The Hopewell Furnace, constructed by Daniel and James Eaton in 1802, began operation in 1803. This blast furnace, the first in Ohio and one of the first west of the Allegheny Mountains, marked the beginning of the iron and steel industry in the Mahoning Valley. The Eaton brothers operated the furnace until 1808, producing approximately two tons of iron per day. Archaeological and metallurgical investigations suggest the furnace is the earliest in North America known to have used a combination of bituminous coal and charcoal for fuel in iron making.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Mill Creek Metroparks, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 2.853′ N, 80° 35.279′ W. Marker is in Struthers, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is on Wetmore Drive 0.2 miles east of Poland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located at the Hopewell
Hopewell Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 8, 2014
2. Hopewell Furnace Marker
Furnace Trail parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Struthers OH 44471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Struthers Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); The Frankfort House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Little Red Schoolhouse in Poland Township / Poland Township (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Little Red School House (approx. 2 miles away); Poland Village Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Old Stone Tavern (approx. 2.1 miles away); The History of Poland (approx. 2.1 miles away); Poland Village / Poland Town Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Struthers.
 
Also see . . .  Yellow Creek Park. Mill Creek MetroParks (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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