Clinton Furnace Sign Back of Sign
Clinton Furnace Sign Back of Sign


Clinton Furnace is no longer in existence. The pictures indicate a state historical marker noting the location of the furnace.

First Visited: 1Q 2003


Start of Operation: 1832

Blowout: 1867

Daily Tonnage: 1,500 tons per year - about 6 tons per day on a 9 month production window

Built By: George William, Thomas H. & Hugh A. Poage

Stack: 35 feet w/10 foot bosh

Blast: Cold

Type: Charcoal

The following information was obtained from Roots Web.

Hon. William Wirt Culbertson, son of Samuel and Mary A. (Kennedy) Culbertson, was born September 23, 1835, in Mifflin County, Penn. His father was a merchant and became an iron manufacturer in Ohio and Kentucky, and besides being a thorough business man was eminently characterized for his religious and moral worth. He died in 1865, in Adams County, Ohio. The Kennedys and Culbertson were of Scotch origin and came to America as early as 1700. Mary A. Kennedy was the daughter of a Quaker merchant of Philadelphia. W.W. Culbertson received his education from private tutors and the common schools of the State. He early became a clerk in his father's store at Greenup Furnace, Greenup County, Ky., his father subsequently removing to West Union, Ohio. He had now become attached to furnace life, and soon leaving West Union, became a store-keeper at Clinton Furnace, book-keeper and assistant manager at Vinton Furnace (in which his father was interested), and subsequently clerk and manager at Ohio Furnace, Scioto County, Ohio.

Hon. William Culbertson
Picture 0f Culbertson

This picture of the Honorable William Wirt Culbertson was kindly provided by his great-great-grandson, Mr. W. Peter Romfh of Houston, TX .


The sign is located on the southwest corner of Route 60 and Route 538.

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