Cherry Valley Coke Ovens

Cherry Valley Coke Ovens (HM199W)

Location: Leetonia, OH 44431 Columbiana County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 53.151', W 80° 45.351'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 248 views
Inscription
Believed to have been constructed in 1866, this facility is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. The complex of 200 ovens was erected by the Leetonia Iron and Coal Company, later known as the Cherry Valley Iron Works, to supply fuel for pig-iron producing blast furnaces that stood south of this site.
The man-made "beehive" ovens were used to transform hard coal into coke. The "coking" process burnt impurities out of the coal. The end product — coke — was the best fuel source for the furnaces that were used to manufacture iron and steel. The facility discontinued operations in the early 1930s at the height of the Great Depression.
Details
HM NumberHM199W
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Tags
Marker Number17-15
Year Placed1999
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Village of Leetonia, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:36am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 520568 N 4526114
Decimal Degrees40.88585000, -80.75585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 53.151', W 80° 45.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 53' 9.06" N, 80° 45' 21.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35600-35650 Cherry Valley Rd, Leetonia OH 44431, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?