Lime Kiln

Lime Kiln (HMZYD)

Location: Cockeysville, MD 21030 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 30.416', W 76° 37.704'

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Lime Kilns in this area were built into hillsides for support. A fire was maintained at the bottom of the pit and crude lime from a nearby source was thrown on top of it. The heat from the fire would separate the pure powder form of the lime from the other rocks and minerals. Lime in Balt. Co. was used to white-wash buildings, as a disinfectant, and poured over dead bodies to slow decay. Although the exact age of this kiln is not known, it probably was constructed in the late 1800's.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeHistoric Structure
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:31am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationMarker is on left side of Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail if walking north from large trail parking lot on Paper Mill Road.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360002 N 4374299
Decimal Degrees39.50693333, -76.62840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.416', W 76° 37.704'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 24.9600" N, 76° 37' 42.2400" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail, Cockeysville MD 21030, US
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