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Huntington in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The “Lime City”
 
The "Lime City" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
1. The "Lime City" Marker
 
Inscription. Huntington, the “Lime City.” so named for its many limestone quarries and kilns, the first kiln being built in this vicinity by Michael Houseman in 1843 or 1844. By 1885 there were 31 kilns in operation: eight were perpetual kilns, the others were occasional kilns. The lime was of such high quality it was shipped out of the state as well as being used locally.
 
Erected 1979 by South Side Business Association. (Marker Number 35.1979.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.692′ N, 85° 30.423′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is on West Park Drive (U.S. 24). Click for map. Just west of Sunken Park on US 24. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Drover Town (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ex Parte Milligan (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rock House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Huntington County War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Huntington's Ford and First Bridge / Huntington's Buildings Over the River (approx. 0.7 miles away); Samuel Huntington (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntington.
 
Close up of image on the marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
2. Close up of image on the marker
 
 
The "Lime City" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
3. The "Lime City" Marker
 
 
Limestone Structure across the street from the marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
4. Limestone Structure across the street from the marker
 
 
The “Lime City” Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
5. The “Lime City” Marker
View to southeast
 
 
The “Lime City” Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
6. The “Lime City” Marker
View to west along W. Park Drive (US 24)
near entrance to Memorial Park
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 955 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
 
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