Pioneer Furnace is located here: 38.807548,-82.623648, which is across the spillway on Brady Creek Road {County Road 40}


Ironton Register, February 19, 1857 – Pioneer Furnace – New furnace in Washington 
Tp., midway between Olive and Washington Furnace, began on February 6th. Stone Coal Furnace, FIRST to manufacture Pig Iron with Stone Coal in Lawrence County. Pioneer is the 13th furnace built in Lawrence County. Pioneer Furnace built by Wm. Colvin, F. J. Oakes, Uri Tracy, and Thomas Pugh, under the style of Wm. Colvin and Co., Benjamin Perry directed the construction. 

Ironton Register, February 18, 1858 – Proprietors of Pioneer 
Furnace have sold out their entire interest to Mr. John L. Reed, of Jackson County.