Hamilton Furnace

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Hamilton Furnace – Means, Kyle & Co., Hanging Rock, Lawrence County. One stack 65×16 built in 1883, and first blown in March 1886. Three Whitwell stoves. Fueled by raw coal and Kanawha and Connellsville coke; ores, native block and limestone; product, soft foundry pig iron; annual capacaity, 18,000 gross tons. Brand, “Hamilton.”

Source: “Directory of Iron and Steel Works of the U.S. and Canada, Volume 12”


View of Hanging Rock with Hamilton Furnace visible along the river bank. Date unknown – from scrapbook at the Lawrence Co. Museum.