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.
Etna Iron Works
Marting Iron and Steel
Hecla – The Swamp Angel
Maggie (Iron & Steel)
Ironton Rolling Mill
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
“DOWN IN THE COAL MINES” – CINCINNATI DAILY GAZETTE, MAY 19, 1873
“HOW THE DEPRESSION OF THE IRON BUSINESS CHANGED PROSPERITY TO RUIN.” CINCINNATI DAILY GAZETTE, APRIL 17, 1879
IRON ERA 1871