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Near Xenia in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

McDonald Stone Quarry

A Piece of the Washington Monument

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
1. McDonald Stone Quarry Marker
close up, showing text
Inscription. In 1849, each state in the Union was invited to furnish a block of native stone for the construction of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Geologists selected stone from this quarry, then owned by Wilford McDonald, as typical of the best quality in Ohio. The dimensions of the limestone block used in the Washington Monument, which was cut and polished by Daniel Bunnell of Xenia, are 6 feet x 3 feet x 9 inches. The inscription on the block of stone reads as follows: The State of Ohio/ The Memory of Washington / and / The Union of the States / Sunto Perpetus
 
Erected 1995 by Greene County Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4- 29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.425′ N, 83° 53.062′ W. Marker is near Xenia, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Stone Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. South of Xenia, off US 68. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1389 Stone Rd, Xenia OH 45385, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Meeting House Organized in 1807 / Union Seminary Organized in 1809
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
2. McDonald Stone Quarry Marker
full view of marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Honor (approx. 2.8 miles away); Loganís Memorial Day Order (approx. 2.8 miles away); Civil War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Godfrey Brown (approx. 3.7 miles away); Xenia Station (approx. 3.7 miles away); Greene County War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); 74th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Xenia.
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
3. McDonald Stone Quarry Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
4. McDonald Stone Quarry Marker
the quarry site, behind the barn
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By National Park Service, public domain, December 9, 2015
5. McDonald Stone Quarry Marker
the "Ohio" stone, in the Washington Monument; cut from this quarry
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, December 8, 2015
6. McDonald Stone Quarry Marker
limestone slab at front of Union Meeting House, just a couple miles away. Cut from the same rock formations. Union Meeting House will be a separate HMDb page.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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