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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Buckeye Furnace, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Jackson County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Jackson County, OH (41) Gallia County, OH (28) Lawrence County, OH (14) Pike County, OH (16) Ross County, OH (56) Scioto County, OH (49) Vinton County, OH (18)  JacksonCounty(41) Jackson County (41)  GalliaCounty(28) Gallia County (28)  LawrenceCounty(14) Lawrence County (14)  PikeCounty(16) Pike County (16)  RossCounty(56) Ross County (56)  SciotoCounty(49) Scioto County (49)  VintonCounty(18) Vinton County (18)
Location of Buckeye Furnace, Ohio
    Jackson County (41)
    Gallia County (28)
    Lawrence County (14)
    Pike County (16)
    Ross County (56)
    Scioto County (49)
    Vinton County (18)
 
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1Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Bridge Loft / Charging House
This area of the furnace complex, known as the "bridge loft” or “charging house,” spanned the distance between the cliff and the top of the furnace and provided access to the “tunnel head.” The tunnel head was the . . . Map (db m166686) HM
2Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Buckeye Furnace
Buckeye Furnace was the second charcoal-fueled iron furnace to be built along Raccoon Creek. The furnace, constructed in 1851 by Thomas Price, was financed by Newkirk, Daniels and Company under the name of Buckeye Furnace Company. In its early . . . Map (db m158814) HM
3Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Buckeye Furnace (1851 - 1894)
Buckeye Furnace was the second charcoal-fueled iron furnace to be built along Raccoon Creek. The furnace, constructed in 1851 by Thomas Price, was financed by Newkirk, Daniels, and Company under the name of Buckeye Furnace Company. In its early . . . Map (db m166682) HM
4Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Buckeye Furnace Covered Bridge
The covered bridge era in America was from the nineteenth century. The last covered bridge of this period was built by the State of Ohio in Vinton County in 1919, Bridges were enclosed to protect the wooden structural parts and decks from rain . . . Map (db m166684) HM
5Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Casting
During the cast, eight to twelve men were required to perform various jobs. Before, During, and after each cast, seven basic steps were required.
1. Workman using wooden forms as a pattern made a series of molds in the sand . . . Map (db m158815) HM
6Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Charcoal
The production of charcoal began in the forests surrounding the furnace. The first step occurred when woodcutters felled the trees that would be used to make charcoal. Because each ton of iron produced required six cords of wood, the forests . . . Map (db m166688) HM
7Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Civil War
When the Civil War began in 1861, the industrial capacity of the Northern states was more developed than the South. The Union's industrialization was essential to its victory over the Confederacy. Buckeye Furnace was one of the facilities that . . . Map (db m166680) HM
8Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Engine House
The conversion of iron ore into molten iron required very high temperatures. To raise the temperature, compressed air was pumped into the furnace (1). A steam engine located in this building provided the power needed to compress the air . . . Map (db m166678) HM
9Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Furnace Communities
Because furnaces were often located in isolated areas, new communities usually sprang up around them. Each community had a store, a church, a school, and dwellings to house the workers and their families. • Each furnace had its own school . . . Map (db m166685) HM
10Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Hanging Rock Region
Charcoal iron production in Ohio was centered in the Hanging Rock Region, a geographic area extending from Hocking County to the Ohio River and including portions of northern Kentucky. The region encompassed an 1800 square mile area that was rich . . . Map (db m26428) HM
11Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Hanging Rock Region
Charcoal iron production in Ohio was centered in the Hanging Rock Region, a geographic area that extends from Hocking County to the Ohio River and includes portions of northern Kentucky. The region encompassed a 1,800 square mile area that was . . . Map (db m158856) HM
12Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Labor At Charcoal Iron Furnace
Work at an iron furnace, like most nineteenth century industrial jobs, was low paying, uncertain, and dangerous. Most furnaces operated at the edge of bankruptcy and, because nearly all were small-scale operations, they could not weather the . . . Map (db m166676) HM
13Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Limestone
An old limestone quarry, with stone used for fluxing, Jackson Furnace, Jackson County. Limestone was another basic ingredient used in the iron-making process. Because of the difficulty in transporting the heavy stone long distances, it was . . . Map (db m166687) HM
14Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Raw Materials
The iron-making process required three basic ingredients: iron ore, charcoal, and limestone. When mixed in proper amounts and subjected to intense heat in the furnace, these ingredients combined to produce molten iron and a waste material called . . . Map (db m166690) HM
15Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Scales
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 . . . Map (db m26501) HM
16Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Scales
Teamsters regularly delivered and picked up materials at Buckeye Furnace. Each load of raw materials that the furnace purchased, and pig iron produced was weighed. Scales were used to weigh the wagons that transported the raw materials and pig iron. . . . Map (db m158854) HM
17Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Shipment Of Iron
The shipment of pig iron was a continual problem at Buckeye Furnace. When Buckeye Furnace was constructed, the owners planned to ship the iron on small boats down the Little Raccoon Creek. After unpredictable water levels in the stream made . . . Map (db m166677) HM
18Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Stock Shed
This building, known as the stock shed, was used primarily as a storage area for charcoal, the fuel used to reduce the raw iron to a molten state.Map (db m26515) HM
19Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Stock Shed
The stock shed was used primarily as a storage area for charcoal, which was the fuel used to reduce raw iron to a molten state. [Caption:] Monroe Furnace in Jackson County was the largest blast furnace in southeastern Ohio, . . . Map (db m158849) HM
20Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Stockyard
This area of the furnace complex was known as the stockyard. Here the raw materials were delivered, stockpiled, sorted and graded. When Buckeye Furnace was operating, this area bustled with activity as teamsters delivered and unloaded their . . . Map (db m26585) HM
21Ohio (Jackson County), Buckeye Furnace — Stockyard
The upper area of the furnace complex was known as the stockyard. Here, the raw materials were delivered, stockpiled, sorted, and graded. When Buckeye Furnace was operating, this area bustled with activity as teamsters delivered and unloaded . . . Map (db m158852) HM
 
Apr. 15, 2021