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Oolitic in Lawrence County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indiana (Oolitic) Limestone Quarries

 
 
Indiana (Oolitic) Limestone Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
1. Indiana (Oolitic) Limestone Quarries Marker
Inscription. Largest building stone quarries in the world, in continuous operation since the 1830s. These quarries have produced stone for many of the world’s largest and finest memorials, buildings and bridges.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 47.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.053′ N, 86° 31.578′ W. Marker is in Oolitic, Indiana, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Main Street east of Hoosier Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Oolitic Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Main Street, Oolitic IN 47451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Bedford Branch of the State Bank of Indiana (approx. 3.5 miles away); Lawrence Park (approx. 3.5 miles away); Indiana Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lawrence County Soldiers Sailors and Pioneers Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lawrence County Korean Honor Roll
Oolitic Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
2. Oolitic Town Hall
Marker is located next to a statue of the comic strip character Joe Palooka
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Lawrence County World War II Honor Roll (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lawrence County Vietnam Honor Roll (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Cornerstone of Freedom (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Indiana Limestone - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 3, 2014.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Indiana (Oolitic) Limestone Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
3. Indiana (Oolitic) Limestone Quarries Marker
View to east along Main Street
Indiana (Oolitic) Limestone Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
4. Indiana (Oolitic) Limestone Quarries Marker
View to west along Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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