Can anyone offer insight into city’s iron history?

Published 10:51 am Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Facebook group (Ironton, Ohio) talks about iron ore having been mined around Ironton. I would like to know where any iron was ever mined, as I never heard of any iron mines around Ironton.

I suspect the iron ore was brought to Ironton from someplace else, and turned into pig iron from one of the many local furnaces. Can anyone shed any light on this?

Carl Adkins

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Plattsmouth, Neb.