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Butler in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Scott’s Quarry

 
 
Scott’s Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 21, 2019
1. Scott’s Quarry Marker
Inscription.  Marble from this quarry, located about a mile to the south, was used to build the Washington Monument in Baltimore. Designed by architect Robert Mills and erected between 1815 and 1829. This was the first public monument erected to George Washington. The construction contract specified “The whole of the column is to be of the whitest and the best quality marble from Scott’s Quarry”. The quarry was operated from about 1810 to about 1855.
 
Erected 1992 by Maryland Historical Trust, Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Maryland Historical Trust series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
 
Location. 39° 32.466′ N, 76° 41.886′ W. Marker is in Butler, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Tanyard Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15135 Tanyard Road, Butler MD 21023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Scott's Quarry
Scott’s Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 21, 2019
2. Scott’s Quarry Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Gorsuch Tavern (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sparks (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hayfields (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gilmor's Raid (approx. 4.4 miles away); North Central Railroad Trail (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lime Kiln (approx. 4.4 miles away); Phoenix (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022