The Stone Quarries

The Stone Quarries (HM1463)

Location: St George, UT 84770 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 6.618', W 113° 34.882'

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Mormon Pioneers came to St. George in 1861 where they found rocks of many kinds for building purposes. After Brigham Young, President of the L.D.S. Church, advised them to erect a large meeting house, long layers of red sandstone ten inches thick were found in ledges north of town. Slabs of rock, loosened with wedges were loaded on running gears of wagons and hauled to the Tabernacle site. In 1871 a black lava quarry was located to supply rock for the foundation of a temple and stone for its walls came from the red sandstone quarry. Stonework on both buildings was completed by 1875.
HM NumberHM1463
Marker Number298
Year Placed1964
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 1:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 270631 N 4110227
Decimal Degrees37.11030000, -113.58136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.618', W 113° 34.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 37.08" N, 113° 34' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 97 E St George Blvd, St George UT 84770, US
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