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Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sandstone Quarry

 
 
Sandstone Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
1. Sandstone Quarry Marker
Inscription. On the trail to the right of the picnic area beyond this sign are the remains of a late 18th and early 19th century sandstone quarry. Archaeological reports on this site noted that stone quarried here was loaded onto scows or shallow boats and taken down the small tributary to the larger and deeper Accokeek Creek. Quarrying operations have been key to Stafford County growth since the 1700s. In 2011-2012 Vulcan Materials Co. donated nearly 6,000 tons of Stafford stone and gravel to this park's construction.
 
Erected 2013 by Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites.
 
Location. 38° 23.632′ N, 77° 24.269′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Mount Hope Church Road. Touch for map. This marker is located near Stop 3 of the recently opened (April 2013) Stafford Civil War Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Mount Hope Church Rd, Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarrying the Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Potomac Church Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Eleventh Corps Artillery (about 500 feet away);
Sandstone Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
2. Sandstone Quarry Marker
Union Batteries at Accokeek Creek (about 500 feet away); Union Battery (about 600 feet away); The Daniel Bridge (about 700 feet away); Eleventh Corps Encampment Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Infantry Winter Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
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Sandstone Quarry near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
3. Sandstone Quarry near the Marker
Sandstone Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
4. Sandstone Quarry Marker
There are two historical markers near Stop 3 in the Stafford Civil War Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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