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Stinesville in Monroe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stinesville Limestone Industry

 
 
Stinesville Limestone Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, 2006
1. Stinesville Limestone Industry Marker
Inscription. In 1827, Richard Gilbert opened a commercial limestone quarry three quarters of a mile south on Jack’s Defeat Creek. Stinesville’s oolitic limestone, desirable as building stone, was used in several Indiana courthouses and Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Indianapolis. Limestone industry has been major economic factor in area.
 
Erected 1996 by the Indiana Historical Bureau and Danny Phelix Jacobs. (Marker Number 53.1996.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.931′ N, 86° 39.126′ W. Marker is in Stinesville, Indiana, in Monroe County. Marker is on West Main Street near West Railroad Street. Click for map. Located in the town park, just west of the tracks and the town center. Marker is in this post office area: Stinesville IN 47464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ferry Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Ten O'Clock Line (approx. 4 miles away); Camp Hughes (approx. 4 miles away); Owen County (Indiana) War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Owen County War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Stinesville Limestone Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, January 28, 2008
2. Stinesville Limestone Industry Marker
It is in the Victor Oolitic Park.
 
Also see . . .  Stinesville. Photos past and present. (Submitted on May 4, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Stinesville Town Center image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, 2006
3. Stinesville Town Center
The Quarry Lads image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, 2802008
4. The Quarry Lads
Welcome to Stinesville
Birthplace of the Limestone Industry
Home of the Quarry Lads
Old Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, January 28, 2008
5. Old Church Bell
Stinesville Historic Bell
Lutheran/Christian Church
est. 1894
Saved for the community by concerned citizens 7-11-95
Dedicated to Oolitic Park, August 2005
 
 
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