Iron Furnaces

Lawrence County, Ohio Iron Furnaces has merged with the Lawrence Register!

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Blast Furnaces Historical Marker
Blast Furnaces Historical Marker located on the lawn of the court house in Ironton, OH


Union Pine Grove Little Etna Vesuvius
Buckhorn Vernon Hecla Lawrence
LaGrange Center Olive Washington
Oak Ridge Pioneer Monitor Belfont
Grant Big Etna Maggie (Iron & Steel Furnace) Sarah
Hamilton Ironton    


Iron Furnace History

  Misc Information About the Iron Furnaces
Researched by Sharon M. Kouns
  Listing of Iron Furnaces in Ohio and Kentucky
Researched by Sharon M. Kouns
  Charles Sheppard relives furnace days
Submitted by Peggy A. Wells
  Old Mill-Eagle Mill-Eagle Iron & Steel Co.
Researched by Sharon M. Kouns
  Pine Grove Furnace Article from Newspaper
Submitted by Jean Griesan
  Events leading up to the Iron Furnaces
Written by Jim Joseph
  Belfont Iron Works and Belfont Furnace
  Etna Furnace Articles
Submitted by Sharon M. Kouns
  Iron Furnaces Booming in Decatur Township
  Data regarding the Hanging Rock Iron Region

Swamp Angel made at Hecla Furnace

Another “Swamp Angel” Story

  Ohio Iron History – {External link hosted by Emmet Conway}
  Obituary of Samuel C. Wurts
  Link to more furnace information with maps
  Furnace Statistics in 1888
  New Furnace Built Where Old Etna Stood
  Buckeye Furnace in Jackson County, Ohio
  Old Hanging Rock Furnace a Relic of Distant Past
  First Iron Furnace
  Iron Furnaces Booming in Decatur
  Iron Workers Strike  – July 7, 1888 Lawrence Iron Company
  Superintendent Shot at Hamilton Furnace  –  Four companies of militia were today ordered to proceed to Hanging Rock near Ironton on the Ohio River. Hanging Rock was placed under martial law and the crowds were dispersed. June 2, 1904

James E. Ellison – General manager of the Layton Sugar company, and interested in other business enterprises, was named president of the Utah Associated Industries to succeed the late John G.M. Barnes at a meeting of the board of directors held today at the Alta Club.