Granite Industry in Llano County

Granite Industry in Llano County (HM2NB2)

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N 30° 44.28', W 98° 26.446'

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Throughout Llano County, large granite outcrops exist. The first granite quarry in Llano County opened in 1888 on the Llano River. When the railroad arrived in 1892, the demand for granite rapidly increased. Italian immigrant Vincenzo Fantozzi Petrick came to Llano County, established a quarry and provided stone for use in Texas' coastal jetties. When Buchanan Dam was completed, men and materials were diverted to the war effort and work at Petrick's quarry declined Llano's granite can be seen in the state capitol, the University of Texas at Austin, the Federal building in Kansas City, Missouri, and in many monuments across Texas. Quarries owned by Petrick contributed to Llano County's success.
HM NumberHM2NB2
Year Placed2014
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 553533 N 3400699
Decimal Degrees30.73800000, -98.44076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 44.28', W 98° 26.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 44' 16.8" N, 98° 26' 26.76" W
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