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Cockeysville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lime Kiln

 
 
Lime Kiln Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, October 22, 2011
1. Lime Kiln Marker
Inscription. Lime Kilns in this area were built into hillsides for support. A fire was maintained at the bottom of the pit and crude lime from a nearby source was thrown on top of it. The heat from the fire would separate the pure powder form of the lime from the other rocks and minerals. Lime in Balt. Co. was used to white-wash buildings, as a disinfectant, and poured over dead bodies to slow decay. Although the exact age of this kiln is not known, it probably was constructed in the late 1800's.
 
Location. 39° 30.416′ N, 76° 37.704′ W. Marker is in Cockeysville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Paper Mill Road (Maryland Route 145) 1.2 miles east of York Road (Maryland Route 45), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the trail, about 1/2 mile north of the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Cockeysville MD 21030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Central Railroad Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gilmor's Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Phoenix (approx. one mile away); Sparks (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hayfields (approx.
Lime Kiln Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, October 22, 2011
2. Lime Kiln Marker
2.5 miles away); Clynmalira (approx. 2.9 miles away); Third and Last County Almshouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); “The Eagle’s Nest” (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cockeysville.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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