This house was home to one of the founding fathers of Ironton, Ohio, Mr. Hiram Campbell. The house was built in the 1950s. Not only was Hiram one of the main minds behind the creation of Ironton but he was also the brother of John Campbell, the founder of Ironton. The house was one of the first homes built in Ironton. The house was also built from bricks and if seen today, has a gray paint over the bricks. Of interesting note, President Rutherford B. Hayes has been inside the house.
As previously mentioned, the house was home to Hiram
Campbell, fore-father and a main influence in early Ironton. Hiram was born on
November 18, 1810 in Kentucky. Previous to his arrival in Ironton, he also lived
in Maysville, West Union, Georgetown, and Hillsboro, all in Ohio. He did
not move to the Ironton area until after his first wife, Rachel, died. Once
in Lawrence County, he met his second wife, Sarah Woodrow.
Once locating himself on what was then known Buckhorn street
in Ironton, he began to make his mark in Southern Ohio. He had become the
supervisor of the Ironton Foundry. Not only did he work at the foundry, but he was also a trustee at the Woodland Cemetery that connects Ironton and neighboring Coal
Grove. He was the brother of Ironton founder, John Campbell,
and just like John, Hiram was the director of many important businesses in
Ironton. Some of these include the Old Iron Bank, Iron Railroad Company, and
Ohio Iron and Coal Company. Aside from directing these major businesses in
Ironton, he owned the Mt. Vernon furnace, and was so successful with the furnace that he built another furnace and named it after his wife, Sarah.