Temple Granite Quarry

Temple Granite Quarry (HMTNT)

Location: Sandy, UT 84092 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 34.318', W 111° 46.506'

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The granite used in the construction of the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City was quarried from a large field of huge boulders covering this area broken by nature's forces from adjacent cliffs.

The quarrying of these boulders was begun about 1862 by James C. Livingston, under supervision of John Sharp. The names of the faithful quarrymen who continued the work until the temple was finished in 1893 are enclosed in the monument.

Rough stones were hauled to the temple block suspended under great two wheeled carts drawn by ox-teams, until the railroad was built in 1872.
Series This marker is part of the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceMonument
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number49
Year Placed1934
Placed ByBoy Scouts of East Jordan Stake and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:10am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationTurn right off of road 209 just before it converges with road 210 at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 434392 N 4491531
Decimal Degrees40.57196667, -111.77510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 34.318', W 111° 46.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 34' 19.0800" N, 111° 46' 30.3600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)801
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Temple Quarry Path, Sandy UT 84092, US
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I Saw The Marker

This Temple Granite Quarry monument is located at the west end of the parking lot. The Temple Stone Quarry informational plaque is found nearby on the .3 mile paved loop trail.

Oct 17, 2015 at 9:26pm PDT by jaimeclem

Something Else

This monument marker is listed twice - as the Temple Stone Quarry and the Temple Granite Quarry.
The name on the monument is the Temple Granite Quarry.

Oct 17, 2015 at 8:14pm PDT by jaimeclem

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