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The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County

 
 
The Hanging Rock Iron Region Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 32.13′ N, 82° 41.025′ W. Marker is in Ironton, Ohio, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Park
The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
2. The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County Marker (back)
Avenue and 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the south grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 South 4th Street, Ironton OH 45638, United States of America.
 
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. ¼ mile away); Tanks Memorial Stadium Opening Day Nov. 25, 1926 (approx. one mile away); Ironton Tanks / Tanks Memorial Stadium (approx. one mile away); 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.)
 
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The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
4. Model Blast Furnace and Lawrence County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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