The Quarry

The Quarry (HM2E98)

Location: Walkersville, MD 21793 Frederick County
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N 39° 28.542', W 77° 22.074'

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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 County and the surrounding area.

Working removed rock from the quarry with hand tools, steam-powered jack hammers, and dynamite. The small, red building on the far side housed the dynamite. The rock was loaded into carts which were mounted on tracks. A cable, powered by a steam winch, pulled the carts to the top of the lime kilns.

To keep the quarry from filling with water, pumps ran round-the-clock. Today water in the quarry is about 25 feet deep.
HM NumberHM2E98
Placed ByFrederick County Parks & Recreation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 296328 N 4372244
Decimal Degrees39.47570000, -77.36790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.542', W 77° 22.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 32.52" N, 77° 22' 4.4400000000001" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8511 Fountain Rock Ct, Walkersville MD 21793, US
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