Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

1-82 Hope Furnace

Side A: One of the 69 charcoal iron furnaces in the famous Hanging Rock Iron Region. Extending more than 100 miles from Logan, Ohio to Mt. Savage, Kentucky this area contained all materials necessary to produce high grade iron. The industry flourished for over 50 years in mid-nineteenth century during which time the area was one of the leading iron producing centers of the world. The charcoal iron industry was responsible for the rapid development of southern Ohio and the romance of the Hanging Rock Iron Region forms a brilliant chapter in the industrial history of the Buckeye State.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: The Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, The Ohio Historical Markers Committee
Address: 27331 State Route 278, 
Mc Arthur, 
Location: Hope Furnace remains in Zaleski State Forest- 1/4 mile from Lake Hope Park Office 27331 SR 278
Latitude: 39.3320020
Longitude: -82.3404000