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Ironton, Ohio

The City of Ironton is the county seat of Lawrence County, Ohio. Located on the Ohio River in southern Ohio's Hanging Rock Region, Ironton has a population of approximately 11,300. Ironton's many heritage homes and buildings serve as a link to the city's prosperous iron-manufacturing past. The city is home to the Southern campus of Ohio University. Also, the Wayne National Forest provides hiking and riding trails in the Appalachian Mountain foothills.

Founded in 1849 by a pig iron manufacturer, Ironton's location was convenient to river transport and local ore deposits, and iron quickly became the town's primary industry. The Iron Railway, completed in 1851, hauled raw ore into the city. Other railroads linked Ironton to major cities and ports, and Ironton incorporated as a city in 1856. During the late 19th century, Ironton was a significant producer of pig iron, with as many as ninety furnaces operating at its height. Ironton iron was used in the construction of the first American ironclad ship, the USS Monitor. The iron industry encouraged other manufacturing; a list of businesses active in 1888 includes Kelly Nail and Iron co., Ironton Furnace Co., Ironton fire-Brick Co., and Newman & Spanner lumber. Ironton Furnace was acquired by Marting Steel & Iron Company in 1912. Due to the Great Depression and increasing production costs, the iron trade in Ironton largely ceased after the 1930s, and new industry was slow to replace it. A few companies held on, such as Alpha Portland Cement Company which operated a cement plant in Ironton from 1920-1970, but the city no longer has the strong industrial base it once had.

Ironton has a history of manufacturing and construction during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma doctors located in or near Ironton at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Ironton, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Ironton

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Ironton where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • A.& P. Tea Company
  • Allied Chemical
  • Allied Chemical and Dye Company
  • Alpha-Portland Cement
  • Amcast Industrial Corporation
  • Aristech Chemical Corp
  • Barrett Chemical
  • Barrett Division
  • Belfont Iron Works Company
  • Belfort Iron Works
  • Boggs Industry Electric
  • Buckeye Ordnance Works.
  • Columbia Chemical
  • Dayton Malleable Iron Company
  • Eagle Iron and Steel Company
  • Hendershot
  • Henrite Products
  • Heydon Chemical Corporation
  • Holland Furnace
  • Ironton Coke Corporation
  • Ironton Fire Brick
  • Ironton High School
  • Ironton Iron
  • Ironton Port Cement Company
  • J.J. Foundry
  • Kelly Nail and Iron Company
  • Kyova Pipe
  • Marting Iron and Steel Company
  • Mosaic
  • North American Refractories
  • Ohio Ferro Alloys
  • Paul Moore Contracting
  • Rogers Brown Company
  • Sement Solvay
  • Semet Solvay Company
  • Skelly Oil
  • Solvay Process Company
  • Superior Cement
  • Union Iron and Steel Company
  • Viking Glass

Mesothelioma Doctors near Ironton, Ohio

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Ironton, Ohio. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Rebecca S. Wolfer
Marshall University Medical Center
University Surgical Associates
1600 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2500
Huntington, WV 25701

Distance: 19.7 miles

Dr. Nepal C. Chowdhury
St. Mary's Medical Center
St. Mary’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
2828 First Avenue, Suite 200
Huntington, WV 25702

Distance: 20.2 miles

Dr. Edward R. Setser
UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center
750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, KY 41701

Distance: 91.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Ironton, Ohio

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Ohio, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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