Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Limestone Sandstone Silica
1700's Settlers quarry limestone - Briery Mtn, Preston County
1813 First class plant - Wellsburg, Brooke County
1850-1860's Silica sand quarried - Warm Springs Ridge, Morgan County
1850-1900 Sixty building stone quarries in operation
1850-1900 Jefferson, Berkeley Counties - Limestone production center
Erected 1976 by The State Building Commission of West Virginia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
Location. 38° 20.283′ N, 81° 36.854′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Greenbrier Street (U.S. 60) and Quarrier Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston WV 25305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coal (a few steps from this marker); Oil (a few steps from this marker); Natural Gas (a few steps from this marker); Brines & Rock Salt Timber (a few steps from this marker); 1837 - 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1859 - 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1819 - 1853 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.