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Near Richfield in Sevier County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Lime Kiln

 
 
Old Lime Kiln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Old Lime Kiln Marker
Inscription.  This old lime kiln is the best preserved of seven kilns constructed north of Richfield during the late 1880′s. It was built by John Kyhl for Jens Larsen Jenson, a Swedish immigrant. The lime was used in the construction of homes, churches and schools of the early settlers. Limestone was quarried in the nearby hills, melted down in the kilns and cooled – a process that took several days. The result was a fine, white lime powder suitable for brick making, mortar and plaster. Use of this kiln ended around 1905 when Mr. Jensen went blind from exposure to the extreme heat.
 
Erected 2006 by Sevier Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 125.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 38° 47.605′ N, 112° 5.128′ W. Marker is near Richfield, Utah, in Sevier County. Marker is at the intersection of Utah Route 120 and Interstate 70, on the left when traveling north
Old Lime Kiln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Old Lime Kiln Marker
on State Route 120. Marker is northwest of the intersection and the lime kiln can be seen from the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richfield UT 84701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Jail in Sevier County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richfield Pioneers (approx. 1˝ miles away); Richfield Carnegie Library (approx. 1.7 miles away); Academy Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Omni – Richfield (approx. 1.8 miles away); Richfield Presbyterian Church and School (approx. 2 miles away); Glenwood United Order (approx. 5.2 miles away); ZCMI Co-Op Building 1878-1930 / Glenwood Cooperative Mercantile (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richfield.
 
More about this marker. You will have to walk up a small hill to view the marker and lime kiln close up.
 
Old Lime Kiln image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Old Lime Kiln
Old Lime Kiln image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
4. Old Lime Kiln
View from road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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