On This Date in History

 

January 5
 
               Iron Furnaces in 1887

January 14
             Ironton post office established at 3rd and Lawrence Streets                    (now Sherman Thompson towers) with Caleb Briggs as the                       first postmaster.

February 2
 
            Polly Children kidnapping

February 27
 
            Hanging Rock (Hamilton) Furnace dismantled 

February 28
 
           Alice Furnace and Washington Furnace

March 1
           A
ndrew Clark Lowry died

March 4
 
          Grant Furnace; John Kelly elected as first Sheriff

March 5
 
           Ironton Schools established in 1849

March 23
           How Ironton was founded and named on March 23, 1849