Scott's Quarry

Scott's Quarry (HM1UD5)

Location: Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.4617', W 76° 41.88'

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Marble from this quarry located about a mile to the south, was used to build the Washington Monument in Baltimore. Designed by architect Robert Mills and erected between 1815 and 1829, this was the first public monument erected to George Washington. The construction contract specified "The whole of the column is to be of the whitest and the best quality marble from Scott's Quarry." The quarry was operated from about 1810 to about 1855.
HM NumberHM1UD5
Historical Period17th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed1992
Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust, Daughters of the American Colonists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 7:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationTanyard Road (east side), 0.65 miles north of Western Run Road
UTM (WGS84 Datum)43S E 645910 N 4378194
Decimal Degrees39.54102778, -76.69800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.4617', W 76° 41.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 27.7000" N, 76° 41' 52.8000" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15135 Tanyard Rd, Sparks Glencoe MD 21152, US
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