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Walkersville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Quarry

 
 
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By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
1. The Quarry Marker
Inscription. This quarry—today filled with water—provided limestone for the Fountain Rock kilns and stone crusher for nearly 80 years. From about 1872 to 1955, stone quarried here was used to fertilize fields and surface roads throughout Frederick County and the surrounding area.

Working removed rock from the quarry with hand tools, steam-powered jack hammers, and dynamite. The small, red building on the far side housed the dynamite. The rock was loaded into carts which were mounted on tracks. A cable, powered by a steam winch, pulled the carts to the top of the lime kilns.

To keep the quarry from filling with water, pumps ran round-the-clock. Today water in the quarry is about 25 feet deep.
 
Erected by Frederick County Parks & Recreation.
 
Location. 39° 28.542′ N, 77° 22.074′ W. Marker is in Walkersville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Fountain Rock Court east of Fountain Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8511 Fountain Rock Court, Walkersville MD 21793, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crusher Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fountain Rock Lime Kilns
The Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
2. The Quarry Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Inside the Kiln (within shouting distance of this marker); Chemistry in the Kiln (within shouting distance of this marker); Working the Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); Atop the Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); Grinder/Slaker Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Watercress Farming (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walkersville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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