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By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
City of Ironton Marker
Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 6-44 — City of IrontonFounded 1849
In 1849, the city of Ironton was founded by local ironmasters, railroaders, and financiers associated with the Ohio Iron and Coal Company. They saw the city as a manufacturing and shipping point for their products. As a young industrial city, . . . — Map (db m60016) HM
Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 7-44 — Ironton - Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade
Since 1868, Ironton's annual Memorial Day parade has recognized those in Lawrence County who died while defending our country's freedom. This was the same year in which the Grand Army of the Republic established May 30 as Decoration Day. . . . — Map (db m59370) HM
Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 3-44 — Ironton Tanks / Tanks Memorial Stadium
(Side A) Ironton Tanks Semi-professional football began in Ironton in 1893 with a team known as the Irontonians. The Ironton Tanks, founded in 1919, was a combination of two Ironton cross-town rival football clubs known as the Irish Town . . . — Map (db m60017) HM
Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 5-44 — John Campbell Memorial Home
John Campbell (1818-1891), founder of Ironton, was an ironmaster and president of the Ohio Iron & Coal Company, a Presbyterian, and an abolitionist. This house and barn, which he built in 1850, became a stop on the Underground Railroad for . . . — Map (db m59375) HM
Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m59374) HM
Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — Tanks Memorial Stadium Opening Day Nov. 25, 1926Ironton Tanks 47, Cleveland Indians 0 — When the Tanks Were Tops
November 30, 1930, was a classic Indian summer day in southern Ohio. Balmy, shirt-sleeve temperatures greeted the 10,000 football fans who flocked into old Redland Field in Cincinnati to watch the upstart, small-town Ironton Tanks battle the . . . — Map (db m60019) HM
Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — 1-44 — The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County
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 . . . — Map (db m59371) HM
Ohio (Lawrence County), Ironton — Unger's Shoes
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m60151) HM
Ohio (Lawrence County), South Point — 4-44 — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
The present structure for the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church was built in 1849 on Macedonia Ridge north of Burlington, an abolitionist sanctuary for escaped and freed slaves since 1799. It was built by the existing Baptist congregation and a . . . — Map (db m126043) HM

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