Buckeye Furnace is one of the fewer than five iron furnaces that have been restored in the United States. The furnace was built in 1851 and closed in 1894. The furnace was capable of producing twelve tons of pig iron per day. During the Civil War, most of the iron produced by Buckeye Furnace was used purchased by the military and utilized by the Union Army. Most of the charcoal furnaces were abandoned by the end of World War I, and only the stacks remain standing. In 1972, Buckeye Furnace was restored and now serves as a museum and general store. Buckeye Furnace sits on a 270-acre lot near Wellston, Ohio and east of Jackson, Ohio. The site hosts the Buckeye Furnace Fall Festival each year.
Backstory and Context
Buckeye Furnace Jackson Co., OH 1851-1894. Wellston, Ohio Info. Accessed July 02, 2018. http://www.wellstoninfo.net/buckeye-furnace.html.