Pine Grove


Pine Grove Furnace

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Pine Grove Furnace was built in 1828 by Robert Hamilton and Andrew Ellison, and blew out May 10, 1895. Originally it only put out 4 tons but later increased to 16 after it was rebuilt in 1844.

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1889 Sanborn map of Pine Grove furnace
Source: http://sanborn.umi.com/sanborn/image/download/pdf/oh/reel33/6739/00023/Ironton+Aug.+1889%2C+Sheet+15.pdf?CCSI=14325n

 

 

What’s left of Pine Grove Furnace….remnants of the retaining wall

The mansion of Robert Hamilton (who was the Iron Master and owner of Pine Grove Furnace) which was located in Hanging Rock . The mansion, later known as Gray Gables, has since been torn down.

Front steps to the iron master’s mansion for the pine grove furnace.

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About Lawrence County, Ohio

Lawrence County, Ohio borders the Ohio River at the Southernmost part of the state. Six architecturally interesting bridges span the Ohio River, connecting Lawrence County with various locations in both Kentucky and West Virginia. Because of these bridges, metropolitan Ashland, KY and Huntington, WV are just minutes away from virtually anywhere in the county.

Lawrence County Ohio was organized December 20, 1816, the first Court of Common Pleas was organized March 4, 1817. In 2016, Lawrence County celebrated its Bicentennial… click here to view photos of the Grand Finale event.

The first election was held April 7, 1817, with Joseph Davidson, Joel Bowen, and David Spurlock elected county commissioners. Their first meeting was held Monday afternoon, April 21, 1817, at the home of Joseph Davidson in Burlington.

Lawrence County, Ohio was named after Capt. James Lawrence, a native of Burlington, NJ and a gallant naval officer of the War of 1812.

Lawrence County was home to 23 blast furnaces and was once the world leader in pig iron production.

The county seat is Ironton, where you will find our government offices, restaurants, museum, library, splash park, civic organizations, and is home of the famous Memorial Day Parade.

Check out what’s new in Lawrence County, with the Lawrence County Guide Book. 

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