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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Quarry Pond

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
1. Quarry Pond Marker
Inscription.  Granite blocks were cut and winched up from the 19 foot deep quarry pit. Workers, mostly black prisoners, hit 2 cracks that led to the river. Water entered continually and the site was abandoned. Sunfish now live in the shallows, catfish at the bottom and bass cruise in between. Watch for big turtles like yellow bellied River Cooters.
Sign funded by: Richmond Sierra Club
 
Erected by James River Park System.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 31.733′ N, 77° 27.351′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Tredegar Street 0.3 miles west of South 5th Street. Located on Belle Isle which can be reached via a pedestrian bridge from the north bank of the river. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarry Equipment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Break Rapids (about 500 feet away); Belle Isle Hydro Plant
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By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
2. Quarry Pond Marker
(about 600 feet away); Gun Emplacement (about 600 feet away); Headgate (about 600 feet away); Headgate Cleaner (about 700 feet away); Hollywood Rapids (about 800 feet away); Native American Fishing (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Quarry Pond image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
3. Quarry Pond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 319 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
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