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Walkersville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Atop the Kilns

 
 
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By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
1. Atop the Kilns Marker
Inscription.  On top of the kilns, a cart filled with raw limestone arrived from the quarry. Workers pushed the cart to one of the eight kilns (only six remain today) and dumped the stone into an open kiln for burning. Inside the kiln, layers of stone alternated with layers of coke (a hot-burning residue of coal).

After the burn, workers removed the burnt limestone (called quicklime) from the base of the kiln for delivery to the grinder/slaker shed.
 
Erected by Frederick County Parks & Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 28.523′ N, 77° 22.04′ W. Marker is in Walkersville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Fountain Rock Court east of Fountain Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8511 Fountain Rock Court, Walkersville MD 21793, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chemistry in the Kiln (here, next to this marker); Inside the Kiln (a few steps from this marker); Grinder / Slaker Shed (a few steps from this marker); Working the Kilns
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Crusher Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fountain Rock Lime Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quarry (within shouting distance of this marker); Watercress Farming (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walkersville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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