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Vesuvius Furnace
Industry / Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia

The production of pig iron, munitions, and tools in the Between Rivers, Green River, Hanging Rock, Red River, and Rolling Fork Iron Regions in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, as well as other regions of the United States, was facilitated by the availability of charcoal timber, iron ore, and limestone as raw materials for the furnaces.

Buckeye Furnace
Industry / Ohio

The Buckeye Furnace is a historic blast furnace located within the Hanging Rock Iron Region near Keystone and Wellston, Ohio.

Dry Fork Bridge
Bridge / West Virginia

The Dry Fork Bridge carried the Red Creek Turnpike (today’s WV CR 32/8) over Red Creek in Dry Fork, West Virginia.

Cass Bridge
Bridge / West Virginia

The Cass Bridge carried CR 7/1 over Deer Creek near Cass, West Virginia.

Baker Castor Oil Company
Industry / Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia

A gallery of abandoned industries in the United States.

Mann Mountain Fire Lookout Tower
Government / Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia

This is a gallery of fire lookout towers in the United States.

Cincinnati and Eastern Railroad Scioto River Bridge
Railroad / Ohio

The Cincinnati & Eastern Railroad (C&E) is an active and out-of-service railroad between Cincinnati and Portsmouth, Ohio.

House / West Virginia

This is a gallery of abandoned residences in West Virginia.

Davis General Store
Community / Kentucky

This is a gallery of abandoned and forgotten communities in Kentucky.

Hudson River State Hospital
Hospital / New York

Hudson River State Hospital is an abandoned mental institution in Poughkeepsie, New York, and was the first state hospital for the insane located on land received, by gift, from the citizens of the county. The site is being redeveloped into a mixed-use commercial, medical, and residential development.

House / Kentucky

This is a gallery of abandoned residences in Kentucky.

Pittsburgh Veterans Administration Hospital
Hospital / Pennsylvania

The Highland Drive Veterans Administration Hospital is a former medical center in Pennsylvania, operating from 1953 to 2013.

West Virginia Penitentiary
House / West Virginia

West Virginia Penitentiary is a former prison that operated between 1876 and 1995 in Moundsville, West Virginia. It is currently a tourist attraction and training facility.

Abandoned House in Virginia
House / Virginia

This is a gallery of abandoned residences in Virginia.

Lila Acheson Wallace
Transportation / New York

Lila Acheson Wallace was part of a fleet of vessels that cruised New York Harbor and other waterways, giving indigent children and their caregivers healthcare services to children, and health and nutrition education to their caregivers.

Upper Canada
Transportation / Ohio

Upper Canada was an automobile and passenger ferry that operated between 1949 and 2000 in Canada.

Cornell Steamboat Company Barges and Boats
Transportation / New York

Along Rondout Creek in Kingston, New York, are the remnants of barges from the Cornell Steamboat Company.

Hazel Hill
House / Kentucky

Hazel Hill is a historic residence from the early 19th century, situated in the heart of Kentucky, and is a classic example of antebellum architecture.

1963 Chevrolet Impala
Transportation / Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

A gallery of abandoned vehicles, including automobiles, boats, and tractors, in the United States.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Greenbrier Division
Railroad / West Virginia

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad (C&O) Greenbrier Division is a former railroad in the Greenbrier River valley in Greenbrier and Pocahontas County, West Virginia. The 101-mile line was one of the C&O’s primary branch lines for timber products and served more lumber companies than any other in the state.

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