Buckeye Furnace in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Teamsters regularly delivered and picked up materials at Buckeye Furnace. The value of raw materials, such as iron ore and limestone, purchased by the furnace, as well as the pig iron to be shipped to buyers, had to be determined by weighing each load. The scales reconstructed here were used to weigh the wagons that transported the raw materials and pig iron. Teamsters drove their loads onto the platform mounted on a fulcrum. A system of levels allow the weight to register on the balance beam located in the wooden box beside the scales.
Erected by The Ohio Historical Society.
Location. 39° 3.289′ N, 82° 27.494′ W. Marker is in Buckeye Furnace, Ohio, in Jackson County. Marker is on Buckeye Park Road (Local Route 167), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Buckeye Furnace State Memorial, adjacent to the former company store (museum). Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Buckeye Park Road, Wellston OH 45692, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckeye Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanging Rock Region (within shouting distance of this marker); Stock Shed Stockyard (about 600 feet away); Berlin Crossroads (approx. 4.7 miles away); Berlin Heights Battlefield (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ewington Academy (approx. 6.4 miles away); Henry Duc and the Defenders of Our Country (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckeye Furnace.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.