Buchanan Dam in Llano County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Granite Industry in Llano County
Throughout Llano County, large granite outcrops exist. The first granite quarry in Llano County opened in 1888 on the Llano River. When the railroad arrived in 1892, the demand for granite rapidly increased. Italian immigrant Vincenzo Fantozzi Petrick came to Llano County, established a quarry and provided stone for use in Texas' coastal jetties. When Buchanan Dam was completed, men and materials were diverted to the war effort and work at Petrick's quarry declined Llano's granite can be seen in the state capitol, the University of Texas at Austin, the Federal building in Kansas City, Missouri, and in many monuments across Texas. Quarries owned by Petrick contributed to Llano County's success.
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17902.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 44.28′ N, 98° 26.446′ W. Marker is in Buchanan Dam, Texas, in Llano County. Marker is at the intersection of TX-29 and Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buchanan Dam TX 78609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C.S.A. Salt Works (a few steps from this marker); Hoover's Valley Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Antlers Hotel (approx. 5.4 miles away); McKinley Coach (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Antlers Caboose Rooms (approx. 5.4 miles away); Longhorn Caverns (approx. 6½ miles away); Longhorn Cavern Administration Building (approx. 6½ miles away); Fisher - Miller - Grant (approx. 6½ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.