In April 1938, a year after the devastating 1937 flood, Ironton began a $3.85 million flood project. The project was to prevent Ironton from facing destruction by flooding in the future. As a result a flood wall was built to encompass the town. Although flooding still occurs fairly often, Ironton has never been under water as it was in 1937.
In the 1990’s, a project began to recognize Lawrence County history and beautify the Ironton boat docks and flood walls. Murals were painted to depict scenes of yesterday. Below is a list of the murals as well a link to a large picture of each mural.