HISTORY ENTHUSIAST?

Historical Ghost Walk

Have you ever wondered how Ironton came to be, well, Ironton? Who founded it, why was it was founded? I know I have. I love Ironton’s rich and interesting history. A fun and exciting way to learn some of the history about Ironton, and its roots and history, is to attend the annual CEMETERY WALK at Woodland Cemetery in Ironton, Ohio, sponsored by the Lawrence County Ohio Museum and Historical Society, where volunteers will bring these historical figures and stories of Ironton and Lawrence County to life.

One amazing historical figure you will learn about is John Campbell, the man who named and founded Ironton, Ohio. Hear his story from John Campbell himself, along with his wife, Elizabeth, on the Cemetery Walk. Did you know Ironton was part of the Underground Railroad? Listen to the story of James Ditcher who helped many African-American slaves escape to freedom, or the story of the famous Iron Master, Nannie Kelley Wright.

The Cemetery walk is free. It takes place at the Woodland Cemetery on Saturday, September 29, 2018 beginning at 5pm until 8pm. Parking and shuttles will be located outside the Cemetery gates in the Vertiv Parking Lot. The last shuttle leaves at 7pm.

Historical Homes in Lawrence County

Mr. John Campbell, built his home in Ironton in the mid 1800’s. This home is considered a historical home in Ironton and has been lovingly restored by its current owners. It is located at 510 Lawrence Street. Many other historical homes still exist in Ironton and Lawrence County today. See a full list of Lawrence County Historical Homes here: http://www.lawrencecountyohiorecorder.org/historic_homes.htm

Lawrence County Ohio Museum and Historical Society

Take a guided tour at the Museum and learn even more history and enjoy the rich architecture of the historical home where the Museum is located. Many original pieces of furniture and other articles from the past are on display. For more information, visit their website.

http://www.thelawrencecountymuseum.org/