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Delta in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Survivor of the Past

 
 
Survivor of the Past Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, May 16, 2011
1. Survivor of the Past Marker
Inscription. You are looking at the top of a restored lime kiln. Many of these were in use during the 1800's but have since become outmoded by large scale production techniques.

This double kiln has two circular pots, constructed of schist stone that held the limestone as it was being burned down into lime. Double pots allowed for increased production.

To produce lime, iron bars were laid across the bottom of the pot and then alternate layers of six-feet of small coal and sixteen to eighteen inches of limestone rocks were laid to the top of the kiln. The kiln was then covered and burned for about two weeks. After it had cooled for one week, the iron bars were removed, the burned lime fell and was shoveled out of the bottom. Much of the lime produced here was shipped via the canal to other areas.

Please go to the bottom to see the openings and the front of the kiln.
 
Erected by PPL Corporation.
 
Location. 39° 48.842′ N, 76° 19.735′ W. Marker is in Delta, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Holtwood Road (Pennsylvania Route 372) just from River Road. Touch for map. Marker in near the walkway to Lock No. 12. Marker is in this post office area: Delta PA 17314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10

Top of Lime Kiln image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, May 16, 2011
2. Top of Lime Kiln
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lock No. 12 (within shouting distance of this marker); York Furnace Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 5.1 miles away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mason - Dixon Line (approx. 6 miles away); Peach Bottom Slate Region (approx. 7 miles away in Maryland); Robert Fulton Birthplace (approx. 9 miles away); Conestoga Indian Town (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delta.
 
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Lime Kiln image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, May 16, 2011
3. Lime Kiln
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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