Hope Furnace

Hope Furnace (HMGFT)

Location: New Plymouth, OH 45654 Vinton County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.927', W 82° 20.421'

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1854 - 1874

One of 69 charcoal iron furnaces in the famous Hanging Rock Iron Region. Extending more than 100 miles from Logan, Ohio to Mt. Savage, Kentucky this area contained all materials necessary to produce high grade iron. The industry flourished for over 50 years in mid-nineteenth century during which time the area was one of the leading iron producing centers of the world. The charcoal iron industry was responsible for the rapid development of southern Ohio and the romance of the Hanging Rock Iron Region forms a brilliant chapter in the industrial history of the Buckeye State.
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HM NumberHMGFT
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number1-82
Year Placed1960
Placed ByThe Ohio Society of Professional Engineersand the Ohio Historical Markers Committee
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 384479 N 4354489
Decimal Degrees39.33211667, -82.34035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.927', W 82° 20.421'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 55.62" N, 82° 20' 25.26" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Township Hwy 7, New Plymouth OH 45654, US
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