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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Walkersville

 
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Walkersville, Maryland and Vicinity
    Frederick County (458)
    Carroll County (119)
    Howard County (116)
    Montgomery County (534)
    Washington County (835)
    Adams County, Pennsylvania (1331)
    Franklin County, Pennsylvania (182)
    Loudoun County, Virginia (252)
 
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1Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Atop the Kilns
On top of the kilns, a cart filled with raw limestone arrived from the quarry. Workers pushed the cart to one of the eight kilns (only six remain today) and dumped the stone into an open kiln for burning. Inside the kiln, layers of stone alternated . . . — Map (db m129750) HM
2Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Boiler House
This limestone chimney base is all that remains of the boiler house, where steam was produced to operate equipment throughout the site. Workers used steam to power pumps that kept the quarry dry, jack hammers that cut rock from the quarry, and a . . . — Map (db m129748) HM
3Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Chemistry in the Kiln
During a burn, temperatures inside each kiln reached 1500°-1700° Fahrenheit. This high heat chemically changed the limestone. Once the limestone had been burned (the proper term is calcination), the resulting product was called quicklime. CaCO3 . . . — Map (db m129751) HM
4Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Crusher Shed
These three walls supported the crusher shed, which contained a sieve and hoppers. The rock crusher was located next to the building. The large, steel cylinder was called a multiple rotating sieve, which sorted crushed stone into various sizes. . . . — Map (db m129745) HM
5Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — George Poe
Revolutionary Patriot Captain, 34th Battalion Frederick County, Maryland Militia 1775-1776 Brother of Gen. David Poe, Deputy Quartermaster General Great Uncle of Edgar Allan Poe _____________ Marker Placed by the Frederick Chapter, . . . — Map (db m107308) HM WM
6Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Grinder / Slaker Shed
The reduction process—pulverizing lump quicklime into smaller sizes primarily for agricultural use—took place in this building. Workers brought quicklime (5 in.-8 in. in diameter) here from the kilns and fed it on a chute to the . . . — Map (db m129749) HM
7Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Heritage Farm Park Lime Kiln
This lime kiln was built as part of the Harris Farm in the 1800s. Along with this kiln, the farmer who owned the land also operated several other lime kilns in the Frederick area. Lime has been used since ancient times. It was valued for making . . . — Map (db m157787) HM
8Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — In Remembrance
This memorial marker is a lasting tribute to 21 loved ones lost on May 6, 1981, when an EC-135N Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft (ARIA), tail number 61-0328, call sign "AGAR 23,' from the 4950th . . . — Map (db m157785) HM
9Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Inside the Kiln
As you look inside this kiln, you will notice a large metal grate, the only such grate remaining at Fountain Rock. After limestone was heated in the kiln and had cooled, a workman stood at the grate and pulled a lever to dump the resultant . . . — Map (db m129744) HM
10Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Israel's CreekMeeting House Cemetery
Internments dating from 1817 Plaque erected 1965 by Glade Valley Grange with cooperation of Methodist Church Walkersville, Maryland — Map (db m8649) HM
11Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — The Quarry
This quarry—today filled with water—provided limestone for the Fountain Rock kilns and stone crusher for nearly 80 years. From about 1872 to 1955, stone quarried here was used to fertilize fields and surface roads throughout Frederick . . . — Map (db m129747) HM
12Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Watercress Farming
Wilson T. Carmack of Harmony Grove was known as Maryland's largest watercress grower, having his primary ponds at Fountain Rock from approximately 1916 to 1958. With a sole career of watercress farming, he supported a family of five for many years. . . . — Map (db m129741) HM
13Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Welcome to Fountain Rock Lime Kilns
A brief, self-guiding tour will show you the remains of a typical Frederick County limestone quarry and battery of lime kilns. The map to the right identifies the location of nine interpretive signs which explain the sites features. The . . . — Map (db m129742) HM
14Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Working the Kilns
Workers brought limestone rock from the quarry to these kilns for burning. The raw rock was loaded into the kiln from the top, alternating with layers of coke (a hot-burning residue of coal). The rock was heated, or burned, in the kilns to prepare . . . — Map (db m129743) HM
 
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