ISERLOHN, a town in the Prussian province of Westphalia, on the Baar, in a bleak and hilly region, 17 m.
Iserlohn is one of the most important manufacturing towns in Westphalia.
Iserlohn is a very old town, its gild of armourers being referred to as "ancient" in 1443.
Iron and steel goods are produced in the so-called "Enneper Strasse," the valley of the Ennepe, a small tributary of the Ruhr with the town of Hagen, and in the neighbouring towns of Bochum, Dortmund, Iserlohn and Altena, and also in the Siegen district.
The brass and bronze industries are carried on at Iserlohn and Altena, those of tin and Britannia metal at Ludenscheid; needles are made at Iserlohn and wire at Altena.
Xxvii., 1876, 353 ff.; Vaihinger, Hartmann, Diihring and Lange (Iserlohn, 1876); J.