Founded 1849In 1849, the city of Ironton was founded by local ironmasters, railroaders, and financiers associated with the Ohio Iron and Coal Company. They saw the city as a manufacturing and shipping point for their products. As a young industrial city, Ironton prospered when river transportation facilitated the development and export of Lawrence County's natural resources and manufactured items. The Iron Railroad Company was also established to transport pig iron and manufactured goods from nearby towns to Ironton, to awaiting steamboats on the Ohio River. Steamboats, in the form of towboats, packet boats, and showboats, traveled the river providing the city with goods, services, and entertainment. The Ironton wharf and boat landing once served the community as a gathering place to greet incoming passengers, receive mail, and hear the latest news.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Tall Stacks, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:55am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 352878 N 4266616|
|Decimal Degrees||38.53580000, -82.68800000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 32.148', W 82° 41.28'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 32' 8.88" N, 82° 41' 16.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 212 N 2nd St, Ironton OH 45638, US|
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