The city of Ironton, with a population of 11,129, is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (population of 287,702). The city is known as the gateway to Southern Ohio. Situated on the Ohio River and the county seat of Lawrence County, Ironton has direct access to the river, railroad, and major highways. With a great number of resources that businesses are able to capitalize on, Ironton is the site of a number of major events throughout the year that brings many visitors. (See the Map)|
A 30-minute drive away is Huntington, WV. The city is the home of Marshall University as well as the Huntington Museum of Art; the Big Sandy Superstore Arena; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Huntington District); the Collis P. Huntington Historical Society and Railroad Museum; Camden Park, one of the world's oldest amusement parks; the headquarters of the CSX Transportation-Huntington Division, the largest division in the CSX network; the Special Metals Plant; and the Port of Huntington Tri-State, the largest river port in the United States.
A pleasant 2-hour drive away is Lexington, KY, which is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, and known around the globe as the "Horse Capital of the World". The city is surrounded by green rolling hills and the perfectly manicured pastures of more than 450 horse farms. This is the region that gave birth to Bourbon, the United States' only native spirit, and many charming distilleries are close-by. We invite you to discover our sophisticated culinary scene, historic attractions, quaint neighborhoods and abundant shopping opportunities. (Photo Credit: Lexington Kentucky - Donamire Farm by David Ohmer)