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Marker Details

Title, side A
Scioto Marsh
Title, side B
Same
Address
OH 195
McGuffey, 45859
Location
Just S of intersection of OH 195 and County Road 110
Latitude
40.6732950
Longitude
-83.7856720

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).