First Marble Quarry

First Marble Quarry (HM1HF3)

Location: Dorset, VT 05251 Bennington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 14.149', W 73° 5.025'

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Oldest Quarry in U.S., 1785


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.
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HM NumberHM1HF3
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Placed ByVermont Historic Sites Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 655593 N 4788785
Decimal Degrees43.23581667, -73.08375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 14.149', W 73° 5.025'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 14' 8.94" N, 73° 5' 1.5" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1778-1830 VT-30, Dorset VT 05251, US
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