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Leetonia in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cherry Valley Coke Ovens

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
1. Cherry Valley Coke Ovens Marker
Inscription. Believed to have been constructed in 1866, this facility is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. The complex of 200 ovens was erected by the Leetonia Iron and Coal Company, later known as the Cherry Valley Iron Works, to supply fuel for pig-iron producing blast furnaces that stood south of this site.
The man-made "beehive" ovens were used to transform hard coal into coke. The "coking" process burnt impurities out of the coal. The end product -- coke -- was the best fuel source for the furnaces that were used to manufacture iron and steel. The facility discontinued operations in the early 1930s at the height of the Great Depression.
 
Erected 1999 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Village of Leetonia, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 53.151′ N, 80° 45.351′ W. Marker is in Leetonia, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Butcher Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leetonia OH 44431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
2. Cherry Valley Coke Ovens Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Log House Museum (approx. 3.3 miles away); Harvey S. Firestone (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of Hanna Log Cabin (approx. 3.7 miles away); Unserheim (approx. 4.5 miles away); Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge / Teegarden (approx. 5.8 miles away); Canfield Fair (approx. 8.7 miles away); Church Hill Road Bridge / Timber Covered Bridges (approx. 8.8 miles away); This Tablet Placed Here in Honor of William H. Kilcawley (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Cherry Valley Coke Ovens image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
3. Cherry Valley Coke Ovens
Cherry Valley Coke Ovens image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
4. Cherry Valley Coke Ovens
Cherry Valley Coke Ovens image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
5. Cherry Valley Coke Ovens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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