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Dorset in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Marble Quarry

Oldest Quarry in U.S., 1785

 
 
First Marble Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
1. First Marble Quarry Marker
Inscription.  
Here, near Mt. Aeolus, Isaac Underhill opened the first marble quarry in 1785. Dorset quarries were most active in early 1800's when small slabs were used for hearths, doorsills and headstones. With better transportation and saws, larger blocks were quarried.
 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 43° 14.149′ N, 73° 5.025′ W. Marker is in Dorset, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Vermont Route 30 and Kelly Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 30. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dorset VT 05251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cephas Kent’s Dwelling (approx. ¾ mile away); Dorset (approx. 1½ miles away); The Dorset Field Club (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fenton Pottery Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Birthplace of William Griffith Wilson (approx. 3.8 miles
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By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
2. Wideview of First Marble Quarry Marker
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away); Harmon's Mint (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Southern Vermont Arts Center (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ye Olde Tavern (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dorset.
 
Old Marble Quarry image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
3. Old Marble Quarry
within shouting distance of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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