City of Ironton

City of Ironton (HM14RN)

Location: Ironton, OH 45638 Lawrence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 32.148', W 82° 41.28'

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Founded 1849

In 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.
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HM NumberHM14RN
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number6-44
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Tall Stacks, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 352878 N 4266616
Decimal Degrees38.53580000, -82.68800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 32.148', W 82° 41.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 32' 8.88" N, 82° 41' 16.80" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 212 N 2nd St, Ironton OH 45638, US
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