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Belmont Quarry

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
1. Belmont Quarry Marker
Inscription.  In the later 19th century, David M. Mayer, owner of Belmont Farm, began his lime kiln operation to aid local farmers in fertilizing the rich Lancaster County soil with needed lime. To fuel his lime kilns, Mayer excavated stone on his property, and soon began crushing it and providing the crushed stone to other businesses, David M. Mayer died in 1891 and his widow Katherine Hunsecker Mayer sold the house, farm and quarry to John Keller in 1894 for $47,650.

The quarry had commercial success as a source of limestone to produce lime, and later crushed gravel. When springs filled the pit and stone production ceased, the quarry became a source of potable water for the City of Lancaster. In 2017 the quarry found a new purpose as a "wet detention basin" to protect the property and neighboring properties from rainwater runoff.
 
Erected by Shoppes at Belmont.
 
Location. 40° 3.937′ N, 76° 18.661′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Belwyck Boulevard and Mayer
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
2. Belmont Quarry Marker
Place, on the left when traveling west on Belwyck Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Mayer Place, Lancaster PA 17601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belmont Lime kiln (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayer Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); David M. Mayer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wheatland (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ross H. Sachs (approx. 1.3 miles away); S. Woodrow Sponaugle '37 (approx. 1.3 miles away); William J. Iannicelli '48 (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Durang (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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