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Marker Details

Title, side A
The Hanging Rock Iron Region
Title, side B
The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County
Address
Lawrence County Courthouse, 111 S. 4th Street
Ironton, 45638
Location
NE corner of Park Avenue and S 4th Street
Latitude
38.5355490
Longitude
-82.6837290

Picture Details

Title
Vesuvius Iron Furnace Photograph
Caption
This photograph of the Vesuvius Iron Furnace near Ironton, Ohio was taken around 1965. Named after the Mt. Vesuvius volcano in Italy, the furnace was built in 1833 to supply iron to steel manufacturers in northern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other parts of the nation. It produced 3,000 tons of pig iron, made from iron ore and limestone, per year. The supply of iron ore diminished by the end of the nineteenth century and the furnace was abandoned. The furnace was one 46 charcoal iron furnaces located in the Hanging Rock Iron Region of southern Ohio. Vesuvius Iron Furnace is located north of Ironton, Ohio in the Wayne National Forest. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The slide measures 2.75" x 2.75" (6.99 x 6.99 cm) (Om3025_003).