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Llano County Granite Industry

 
 
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By QuesterMark, July 6, 2014
1. Llano County Granite Industry Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. Llano County's granite industry can be traced to 1888 when J. K. Finlay first polished a stone from his mill site and David Stewart opened a quarry south of Llano. Prominent sculptor Frank Teich leased a quarry from Stewart and established Teich Monument Works in 1900. Thirteen varieties of granite were found in Llano County. Noted mineralogist N. J. Badu discovered in the county a form of granite called "Opalene" or "Llanite," which contains opalite flakes. Although difficult to cut, the excellent quality of Llano granite made it suitable for buildings and monuments.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9447.)
 
Location. 30° 45.092′ N, 98° 40.543′ W. Marker is in Llano, Texas, in Llano County. Marker is at the intersection of Ford Street (State Highway 71) and East Haynie Street, on the right when traveling north on Ford Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Llano TX 78643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Llano County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Acme Dry Goods Building (about 500 feet away); Old Southern Hotel Building
Llano County Granite Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 6, 2014
2. Llano County Granite Industry Marker
(about 600 feet away); Llano County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Frank Teich (about 700 feet away); Llano Woman's Culture Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint James Lutheran Church (approx. half a mile away); Oxford Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Llano.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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