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Fairmount in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

19th Century Lime Kiln

 
 
19th Century Lime Kiln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, December 14, 2008
1. 19th Century Lime Kiln Marker
Inscription.  Here farmers burned limestone which was crushed into powder and spread on fields to "sweeten the soil."
 
Erected by Hunterdon County Cultural And Heritage Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 43.372′ N, 74° 46.537′ W. Marker is in Fairmount, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Old Turnpike Road (County Route 517), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Califon NJ 07830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairmount Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pottersville (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Railroad & The Vernoy Quarry (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mountainville Post (approx. 2.9 miles away); Califon Veterans Monument (approx.
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3.1 miles away); Creamery Channel (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Califon Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); Califon Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 2, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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