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BUCKEYE FURNACE COMPLEX

Hidden within the hills of southeastern Ohio is the reconstructed restored charcoal iron furnace.

This is just one of the sixty-nine such furnaces that dotted the land in what was the Hanging Rock Iron Region.Iron production ceased in 1916. Today, Buckeye Furnace, located in Jackson County, east of Buckeye Furnace (part of the Jackson Historical Society) is one of only a few reconstructed furnace operations in the United States.

Operated by the Friends - The stone stack was all that remained on the land donated in the 1930s by the Frank Morrow family of nearby Wellston. It is owned by the Ohio Historical Society. The Furnace complex was reconstructed in the early 1970s as a memorial to the charcoal iron industry once centered in southeastern Ohio and northern Kentucky.

Photos by J. Michael Stroth


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