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Ironton, Ohio

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The location of Ironton

Welcome to Ironton ...

The city of Ironton is located in Lawrence County and is the County Seat for Lawrence County.

The location of Ironton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Ironton: EYE-ruhn-tuhn<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ironton has a population of 10,722 people<3> (see below for details).

Ironton is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ironton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Ironton: (740)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ironton had a population of 11,129 people (or 17.82% of the total population of Lawrence County). This makes Ironton the county's most populous community.

The population of Ironton represents 0.1% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 161st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,129 people, the population of Ironton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,211 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ironton had an population of 10,722 people. This is a decrease of 3.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.36% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ironton.

Communities near Ironton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ironton and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   1,778   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grayson (KY)   [Map]   3,999   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greenup (KY)   [Map]   1,127   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chesapeake   [Map]   714   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Proctorville   [Map]   550   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
South Point   [Map]   3,874   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ironton.

Communities Also Named Ironton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Ironton - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ironton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ironton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ironton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ironton. Our list includes 23 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ironton:

Websites for Ironton ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ironton ...

Looking for more information about Ironton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ironton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ironton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ironton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ironton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ironton.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ironton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ironton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ironton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ironton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ironton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5318, Longitude: -82.6776     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ironton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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