Lawrence County, Ohio Iron Furnaces

Lawrence County, Ohio Iron Furnaces

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While iron production originated in the northeastern corner of Ohio during the first half of the nineteenth century, southern Ohioans soon dominated the industry. The most productive area was centered near Hanging Rock, along the Ohio River. By 1860, southern Ohioans had established sixty-nine iron furnaces, producing more than 100,000 tons of iron annually, across Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Scioto, and Vinton Counties. The manufacturers sent much of the iron up and down the Ohio River to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, allowing southern Ohioans to prosper.

Iron Furnace Tour
Blast Furnaces 101
Hanging Rock Iron Region

Iron Men – alphabetized list of the men associated with the HRIR.
Ohio Iron & Coal Co.
Big Etna

     Etna Iron Works

     Marting Iron and Steel

Belfont
Buckhorn
Center
Grant
Hamilton
Hecla The Swamp Angel
Ironton
La Grange
Lawrence

      Lawrence Mill
Little Etna
Maggie (Iron & Steel)

     Ironton Rolling Mill
Monitor
Oak Ridge
Olive
Pine Grove
Pioneer
Sarah
Union
Vesuvius
Vernon
Washington

Railroads
Iron and the Cement Industry

1916 – A Standard History Of The Hanging Rock Iron Region Of Ohio – Vol. 1

1916 – A Standard History Of The Hanging Rock Iron Region Of Ohio – Vol. 2

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