Medora Shale Brick Plant

Medora Shale Brick Plant (HM1EPY)

Location: Medora, IN 47260 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 49.518', W 86° 10.205'

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(Side One)
West Lee Wright laid out Medora 1853. Sample of local shale was made into brick "excellent for building and paving" 1904. Medora Shale Brick Company organized 1904. Construction began by 1910, one south of here along Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad, with six beehive kilns—round structures wrapped with steel bands and squared chimneys.

(Side Two)
By 1927, ten kilns were at the site. Plant closed 1990s. In 1007, ten kilns remained. Medora was part of a large industry making a variety of clay products for agriculture, street paving, and building construction, which contributed to Indiana's growth as a leading industrial state. In 1920, Indiana was seventh in U.S. for production of clay products.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number36.2008.1
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Stephen Graves, and State Bank of Medora
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 572040 N 4297717
Decimal Degrees38.82530000, -86.17008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.518', W 86° 10.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 31.08" N, 86° 10' 12.30" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27 N Perry St, Medora IN 47260, US
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