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Vesuvius Furnace
Industry / Kentucky, Ohio

Charcoal timber, iron ore, and limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces that produced 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.

Eagle Rock Lime Kilns
Industry / Virginia

The abandoned lime kilns at Eagle Rock, Virginia were operated by a series of entities between 1878 and 1954.

Armco Steel Ashland Works Amanda Blast Furnace
Industry / Kentucky

Armco Steel/AK Steel Ashland Works was an integrated steel mill near Ashland, Kentucky. It contained two pig-iron blast furnaces, a basic oxygen furnace, a continuous caster, coating line, and other production facilities. At its height, the 700-acre plant also featured a coke facility and a hot strip.

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

A gallery of abandoned industries in the United States.

Chinn Mine
Industry / Kentucky

Chinn Mine is an abandoned calcite mine turned tourist attraction, restaurant, and gasoline station located across the mouth of Shawnee Run along the Kentucky River in Brooklyn, Kentucky.

Crosley Radio Building
Industry / Ohio

The Crosley Radio Building in Cincinnati, Ohio was home to Crosley Radio, the largest manufacturer of table-top radios in the nation.

Industry / Tennessee

Briceville is a former coal camp developed by the Knoxville Iron Company in Anderson County, Tennessee.

Tibbals Flooring Company
Industry / Tennessee

The Tibbals Flooring Company (and later Armstrong Flooring) is a former parquet and residential hardwood flooring manufacturer in Tennessee.

Industry / West Virginia

The Magnolia Preparation Plant cleaned, blended, and loaded coal into railcars for distribution in Mingo County, West Virginia.

Vintage Machines
Industry / Maryland

The Lonaconing silk mill, located in Lonaconing, Maryland, is the one of the last intact silk mills in the United States. Formerly operated by the Klotz Throwing Company and General Textile Mills Company, the complex is situated within the National Lonaconing Historic District. Due to its intact machinery, the mill has been nominated by the George’s Creek Watershed Association for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

West Virginia Coal & Coke Company Power Plant
Industry / West Virginia

The West Virginia Coal & Coke Company Power Plant was a 7,000 KW coal-fired electrical generation facility in Logan County, West Virginia.

Fields Creek Coal Dock
Industry / West Virginia

The Fields Creek Coal Dock is a disused rail-to-barge operation along the Kanawha River in central West Virginia.

Port Amherst
Industry / West Virginia

Port Amherst is home to a disused rail-to-barge and barge-to-rail facility along the Kanawha River in West Virginia.

Industry / Kentucky

Wheelwright and Price were two company towns and mines owned by the Inland Steel Company in southern Kentucky.

Industry / Kentucky

The Sizemore Mining Corporation mined coal in the Elkhorn coalfield in the southern reaches of Floyd County, Kentucky.

Industry / Ohio

Peter’s Cartridge Company is a closed smokeless ordnance and shotshell ammunition factory in Kings Mill, Ohio. The 71-acre site produced artillery between 1887 and 1944.

Fisher Body Company Plant No. 21
Industry / Michigan

The Fisher Body Company Plant No. 21 formerly produced automobile bodies for General Motors in Detroit, Michigan. The building has been abandoned since 1993.

Elkhorn Power Plant Control Room
Industry / West Virginia

The Elkhorn Power Plant was constructed by Pocahontas Consolidated Collieries to provide electricity to its mines in West Virginia and Virginia.

Industry / West Virginia

The McNeel Mill is a former circa 1865 mill in Mill Point, West Virginia that ground cornmeal, cracked corn, and buckwheat. The building, after years of neglect, has been restored.

Moser Leather Company
Industry / Indiana

The Moser Leather Company was a manufacturer of high-grade leather for harnesses and collar manufacturers in New Albany, Indiana.