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Friends of
Buckeye Furnace

Iron Production

Entrance to Buckeye Furnace "These old furnaces played a major role in the development of the iron business and the preservation of one such unit will certainly meet the hearty approval of everyone interested in the history of our country."

--Frank Morrow
Jackson County Historical Society, 1934

Grounds at Buckeye Furnace Buckeye Furnace is a reconstructed charcoal-fired iron blast furnace with original stack, typical of those operating in southeastern Ohio's Hanging Rock Iron Region more than a century ago.

Grounds at Buckeye Furnace Visitors to this 270-acre site can see the furnace, originally built in 1852, which went out of blast for the last time in 1894. Attached to the furnace is the reconstructed casting shed. Above the furnace is the charging loft where iron ore, limestone, and charcoal were loaded into the furnace, and the engine house which contained a steam-powered compressor. The reconstructed company store serves as a visitor orientation area. There are two nature trails.

Hours: June - October

Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday By appointment only
Thursday By appointment only
Friday By appointment only
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Park Hours:

Year-round Daylight Hours

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OHS Members FREE
Adults: $4
Children 6-12 $3
Children 5 & under FREE

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Buckeye Furnace is 10 miles east of Jackson, two miles south of State Route 124 on Buckeye Furnace Road in Jackson County.

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General Information

Buckeye Furnace
123 Buckeye Park Rd. T-167
Wellston, OH 45692

Mailing Address:
Buckeye Furnace
c/o Friends of Buckeye Furnace, Inc.
P.O. Box 475
Jackson, OH 45640

(740) 978-8021, M. Stroth
(740) 988-2073, J. Meacham

Handicapped Accessibility
Site is NOT handicapped accessible.
Ohio Historical Society strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.

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Site Education Programs

This site offers educational programs for school groups. The Ohio History Teacher's Resources Page lists the wide range of subject-focused field trips offered at this site and other Ohio Historical Society sites. Each field trip includes a brief description and location as well as general dates of availability.

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