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Dorset in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Marble Quarry

Oldest Quarry in U.S., 1785

 
 
First Marble Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
1. First Marble Quarry Marker
Inscription.
Here, near Mt. Aeolus, Isaac Underhill opened the first marble quarry in 1785. Dorset quarries were most active in early 1800's when small slabs were used for hearths, doorsills and headstones. With better transportation and saws, larger blocks were quarried.
 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 43° 14.149′ N, 73° 5.025′ W. Marker is in Dorset, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Vermont Route 30 and Kelly Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 30. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dorset VT 05251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorset (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Dorset Field Club (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fenton Pottery Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Birthplace of William Griffith Wilson (approx. 3.8 miles away); Harmon's Mint (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Southern Vermont Arts Center (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Revolutionary War (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lincoln’s "Hildene" (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dorset.
 
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Wideview of First Marble Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
2. Wideview of First Marble Quarry Marker
Old Marble Quarry image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
3. Old Marble Quarry
within shouting distance of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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