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Stinesville in Monroe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stinesville Limestone Industry

 
 
Stinesville Limestone Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, 2006
1. Stinesville Limestone Industry Marker
Inscription.  In 1827, Richard Gilbert opened a commercial limestone quarry three quarters of a mile south on Jack’s Defeat Creek. Stinesville’s oolitic limestone, desirable as building stone, was used in several Indiana courthouses and Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Indianapolis. Limestone industry has been major economic factor in area.
 
Erected 1996 by the Indiana Historical Bureau and Danny Phelix Jacobs. (Marker Number 53.1996.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
 
Location. 39° 17.931′ N, 86° 39.126′ W. Marker is in Stinesville, Indiana, in Monroe County. Marker is on West Main Street near West Railroad Street. Located in the town park, just west of the tracks and the town center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stinesville IN 47464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ferry Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away);
Stinesville Limestone Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, January 28, 2008
2. Stinesville Limestone Industry Marker
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The Springhouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Pedens: First Family of McCormick's Creek (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Ten O'Clock Line (approx. 4 miles away); Camp Hughes (approx. 4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. It is in the Victor Oolitic Park.
 
Also see . . .  Stinesville Commercial Historic District. NHRP nomination form. (Submitted on October 31, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Stinesville Town Center image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, 2006
3. Stinesville Town Center
The Quarry Lads image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, 2802008
4. The Quarry Lads
Welcome to Stinesville
Birthplace of the Limestone Industry
Home of the Quarry Lads
Old Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, January 28, 2008
5. Old Church Bell
Stinesville Historic Bell
Lutheran/Christian Church
est. 1894
Saved for the community by concerned citizens 7-11-95
Dedicated to Oolitic Park, August 2005
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,323 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   2. submitted on February 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   3. submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   4, 5. submitted on February 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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