Hecla Furnace

Hecla Furnace

38°32’56.4″N 82°38’20.7″W

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Hecla Furnace store and church

Ironton Register, November 24, 1887 – It takes lots of corn to run a furnace. 12,500 bushels passed through Hecla cribs in eight months, from March 1 to November 1. Mr. Clark Henry was the crib tender and kept careful account of every pound.

Same Location 

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Map of the same perspective, showing the location

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Plat Map (available for viewing at the Lawrence County Recorder’s Office in the courthouse) side-by-side with a Google Maps image. Just like with Center Furnace, Hecla’s company store sat across from the furnace.

Click Here to read about the famous Swamp Angel gun made with iron from Hecla Furnace!