Near Zaleski in Vinton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1854 - 1874
One of 69 charcoal iron furnaces in the famous Hanging Rock Iron Region. Extending more than 100 miles from Logan, Ohio to Mt. Savage, Kentucky this area contained all materials necessary to produce high grade iron. The industry flourished for over 50 years in mid-nineteenth century during which time the area was one of the leading iron producing centers of the world. The charcoal iron industry was responsible for the rapid development of southern Ohio and the romance of the Hanging Rock Iron Region forms a brilliant chapter in the industrial history of the Buckeye State.
Erected 1960 by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineersand the Ohio Historical Markers Committee. (Marker Number 1-82.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 19.927′ N, 82° 20.421′ W. Marker is near Zaleski, Ohio, in Vinton County. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to Hope Furnace, in the Zaleski State Forest, about 200 feet north of the state forest backpack trail parking lot on Ohio Route 278 and about 1.2 miles NE of the Lake Hope dam. Marker is in this post office area: Zaleski OH 45698, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other The Hanging Rock Iron Region (here, next to this marker); The Hanging Rock Blast Furnace (here, next to this marker); Life in Zaleski (here, next to this marker); From Forest to Furnace (here, next to this marker); The Furnace Legacy (here, next to this marker); Lockheed T33 Shooting Star (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Cox Covered Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away); Vinton County Civil War Memorial (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zaleski.
Also see . . . Hope Furnace. (Submitted on November 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.