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Near Sheffield in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lime Kiln

 
 
Lime Kiln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. Lime Kiln Marker
Inscription.  Soldiers burned limestone in the kiln to create quicklime, an ingredient in the mortar, stucco, and whitewash used in the construction of the post buildings. A large amount of wood, which was a scarce resource, was needed to fuel the kiln. They gathered the wood needed for the kiln, the kitchens, and the bakery from as far as six miles away.

Caption
Step 1
Loading and initial firing from below
Step 2
Lime begins to fall
Step 3
Raking and removal of the lime

illustration: Howell Golson

 
Erected by Fort Lancaster State Historic Site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 40.113′ N, 101° 41.918′ W. Marker is near Sheffield, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker can be reached from Fort Lancaster Road, half a mile north of U.S. 290. The marker is located in the northwest section of the fort. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 Fort Lancaster Road, Sheffield TX 79781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sutler's Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commissary (about 600 feet away); Company K Barracks (about 600 feet away); Hospital (about 700 feet away); 'Quarter-Master' (about 700 feet away); Battle at Fort Lancaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laundresses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Lancaster Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield.
 
More about this marker. The ruins of the fort and the markers are located on the grounds of the Fort Lancaster State Historic Site which requires a small entrance fee to access.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Lancaster State Historic Site. Texas Historical Commission (Submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Lime kiln. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Lime Kiln and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. The Lime Kiln and Marker
The view of the Lime Kiln and Marker from the pathway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. The view of the Lime Kiln and Marker from the pathway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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