Buckeye Furnace

Buckeye Furnace (HMHJS)

Location: Wellston, OH 45692 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 3.284', W 82° 27.516'

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Buckeye Furnace was the second charcoal-fueled iron furnace to be built along Raccoon Creek. The furnace, constructed in 1851 by Thomas Price, was financed by Newkirk, Daniels and Company under the name of Buckeye Furnace Company. In its early years, Buckeye Furnace produced an average of 7.3 tons of iron daily during a 42-week blast period. Later construction increased the height of the stone stack and raised the output of the furnace to 12 tons per day.

In 1862, the company was sold to H. S. Bundy who operated it for two years before selling it to Terry, Auston and Company. In 1867, a new Buckeye Furnace Company bought the operation and ran the furnace until 1894, when operations ceased.
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 373791 N 4323862
Decimal Degrees39.05473333, -82.45860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.284', W 82° 27.516'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 17.04" N, 82° 27' 30.96" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 Township Hwy 167, Wellston OH 45692, US
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