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Independence in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Quarry Era

 
 
The Quarry Era Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 10, 2019
1. The Quarry Era Marker
Inscription.  

From 1840 to 1900 quality sandstone & grinding wheels were quarried here & shipped throughout the States via the Ohio Canal.

Now only abandoned quarries remain. The Historic Society & Kiwanis Club of Independence joined in 1980 to build this stone garden in commemoration of the quarry era.

Robert Hill Architect
 
Erected 1980 by the Independence Historical Society and Kiwanis Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 41° 22.929′ N, 81° 38.477′ W. Marker is in Independence, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Brecksville Road (Ohio Route 21) south of Sunset Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker and stone garden are on the West Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence OH 44131, 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. Old Stone Church of Independence Sesquicentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); "Veterans Plaza" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ride the Rails

The Quarry Era Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 10, 2019
2. The Quarry Era Marker
On millstone in Stone Garden; looking NE toward Brecksville Road
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Industrial Cleveland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Route to the Coalfields (approx. 0.9 miles away); South Park Village and the Whittlesley Tradition (approx. 1.1 miles away); Late Prehistoric Period (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lock 38 (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
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Also see . . .
1. History of Independence Township, OH (1924).
Mentions quarries
(Submitted on August 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Independence in Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. (Submitted on August 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Independence (OH) Presbyterian Church National Register Nomination.
Mentions quarrying in area
(Submitted on August 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
The Stone Garden image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 10, 2019
3. The Stone Garden
Looking SW toward the Old Stone Presbyterian Church
Unusual Millstone in Stone Garden image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 10, 2019
4. Unusual Millstone in Stone Garden
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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