ORIGIN: Known as center for iron ore furnaces pre- and post-Civil War and the Ironton Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade, longest, continuous running Memorial Day Parade in the nation. Founded in 1849 by ironmaster John Campbell.
POPULATION: 11,307 (according to 2008 Census estimates).
MAYOR: Rich Blankenship, office at South 3rd and Vernon Streets, 740-532-3833.
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Bob Cleary (up for re-election in November), Chuck O'Leary, Butch Huff (up for re-election in November), Mike Lutz (up for re-election in November), Frank Murphy, Kevin Waldo and Leo Johnson (up for re-election in November).
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 3rd floor, City Center building.
CITY HALL: South 3rd and Vernon Streets, 740-532-0198 or 532-3833.
POLICE: Chief Jim Carey, 740-533-6100.
FIRE: Chief Tom Runyon, 740-532-0043.
AMBULANCE: Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services, 740-643-0063.
TRASH COLLECTION: 740-532-3814
UTILITIES: Ironton Public Services, 740-533-6101.
CABLE: Time Warner, 866-701-3590.
AREA IN MILES: six square miles.
BOUNDARIES: Coal Grove to the east, Hanging Rock to the west, the Hills Plaza to the north and Ohio River to the south.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Ironton City Schools, 105 S. 5th St., 740-532-4133.
ZIP CODE: 45638.
TRANSPORTATION: TTA-Ohio, 304-894-RIDE.