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(The following list of Kentucky quarries is not a complete list of all of the historical quarries in the state, only the ones I have been able to locate.  If you know of more historical quarries in Kentucky, please contact me.  Peggy B. Perazzo) 

  • Active Quarries in Kentucky (present-day), listed on Superyellowpages.com.
  • Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky - Gaddie Shamrock Inc. (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 280, Columbia KY 42728; (606) 387-5438.  Location: Albany, Kentucky - 1.7 miles NW on KY 1590 outside Albany. Go 300 yards to quarry.
  • Allen County, Kentucky - "Allen County Quarry Operated by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Allen County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1001 – Item 1001, Box 10)
  • Anderson County, Kentucky - "Lawrenceburg Quarry, 1942, 1934-1942."  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Anderson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). They can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1041 - Item 1041, Box 10) and (No. 1042 - Item 1042, Box 10)
  • Barren County, Kentucky - "Crusher at Glasgow Quarry, 1934-1942."  (photographs) These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Barren County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).  They can be viewed on the web site.
    •  (No. 1053 - Item 1053, Box 10)
    • "Power unit, crusher and bin at Glasgow Quarry, 1934-1942"  (No. 1054 - Item 1054, Box 10)
  • Barren and Caldwell Counties, Kansas - Oolitic Limestone Quarries.  (From "Oolitic Limestone at Bowling Green and Other Places in Kentucky," by James H. Gardner, excerpt from Structural Materials, Advance Chapter from Contributions to Economic Geology, Bulletin 430-F, 1909, (Short Papers and Preliminary Reports)  Part 1. Metals and Nonmetals, Except Fuels, United States Geological Survey, 1910.)

    "...Barren and Caldwell have produced considerable stone from time to time from points near Glasgow Junction and Princeton.  There is little doubt that the stone of these localities is approximately at the same horizon as the Bedford and Bowling Green stones."

    "Of these counties, Barren and Caldwell have produced considerable stone from time to time from points near Glasgow Junction and Princeton.  There is little doubt that the stone of these localities is approximately at the same horizon as the Bedford and Bowling Green stones."

  • Battletown (north of), Meade County, Kentucky - Liters - Big Bend Quarry (limestone) (present-day company)  Location:  1994 Paradise Bottom Road, Battletown, Ky: Go approximately 2.5 miles N/NW on right. 228 until it veers left. Leave right 228 at this point and go straight approximately 1 mile to Paradise Road. Go right 2.2 mile to mine.
  • Battletown, Meade County, Kentucky - Riverside Stone Co. Quarry (present-day company) 4800 Cedar Flat Road, Ohio River Mile Marker 674, Battletown Meade County, KY 40104; (270) 497-4191.
  • Beattyville (near), Lee County, Kentucky – the Yellow Rock Quarry (inactive present-day Limestone Aggregate Quarry), a division of Hinkle Contracting – inactive quarry in January 2013.  The following information about the Yellow Rock Quarry is from the Aggregate Source Book, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, Division of Materials, January 25, 2013, pp. 10-1.
  • (dated 1/25/13)
    (Name & Address)  Yellow Rock, A Division of Hinkle, 2850 New Yellow Rock Road, Beattyville, KY 41311
    (Location)  Beattyville, Kentucky – 6 ½ miles north west on KY 52.  Turn left on Yellowrock Road and go 7 miles.
    (Phone)  606) 464-2206; (County)  Lee

  • Blackacre, Jefferson County - Blackacre State Nature Preserve - Stone QuarriesJefferson County Public Schools is responsible for designing and implementing the programs at Blackacre.  This is a wonderfully written account of the Preserve and the people who settled the area.  While there are many interesting sections, the section entitled, "Settling Blackacre," relates the story of the Tylers who settled in Blackacre.   The section entitled, "Why did the Tylers choose to settle where they did?" describes how they successfully lived on their land and the local stone quarries they used to obtain the stone they needed for walls, foundations and cobbling the road.  Below is a small portion about the quarry, although this section further describes how they removed the stone from the quarries and prepared it for their needs. (The links from which this information was obtained are no longer available on the web site:

    <http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Programs/BlackAcre/welcome.html>
    <http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Programs/BlackAcre/html/settling.htm>
    <http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Programs/BlackAcre/html/p9.htm>

    "There are two quarries from which the Tylers and later farmers at Blackacre got limestone to shape into blocks for use in building. One of these quarries is a small operation not far from the intermittent waterfall east of the farmstead. Another quarry is now the site of the Tucker Lake Aquatic Club on the east side of Tucker Station Road. It was a major limestone quarry well into this century. It is said that the quarry was dug in a stair-step fashion until it hit a depth of 90 feet."

    Click here to read the history of Blackacre on the Blackacre Foundation web site.

  • Bluestone, Rowan County, Kentucky -  Stone Quarries at Rockville and Bluestone  (This web site was presented by the Kentucky Court of Justice, and the information is located in the "County History" section of the Kentucky Court of Justice web page.)  (This information was presented by the Kentucky Court of Justice. The link from which the following information was obtained is no longer available.)
    <http://www.kycourts.net/Counties/Rowan.asp?County=Rowan>  

    When the Elizabethtown, Lexington & Big Sandy Railroad began operation in Rowan County, the stone, coal, and timber resources in the county began to be exploited.  "Rockville and Bluestone developed as rock quarry centers."

  • Boonesborough, Kentucky - the Allen Co., Inc., Boonesborough Quarry and Asphalt Plant.  (present-day company)  (The quotation below is used with the permission of the Allen Co., Inc.)
    • Quarries and Asphalt Plants of Allen Co., Inc.  

      "The Allen Company operates two limestone quarries in Central Kentucky. The first, Boonesborough Quarry, opened in 1939, and provides a varied of limestone rock to customers in Clark and Madison County. The second,...Lexington Quarry, opened in 1966 and provides limestone rock to customers in Jessamine, Fayette, and Woodford County. In addition to providing limestone the quarries are also essential to the four asphalt plants that are operated by the Allen Company in Boonesborough, Lexington, Berea, and Danville Kentucky."

  • Boonesboro, Madison County, Kentucky - Boonesboro Quarries (limestone) (present-day company)  Mailing address: 2591 Old Boonesboro Road, Richmond KY 40475; (859) 744-3361.  Location: Boonesboro, Kentucky – left of Boonesboro Plant Ford Bridge.
  • Bourbon Quarry, Bourbon County - Limestone Quarry (photograph)
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky – Arlando Marine, Wholesale Building Stone Dealer in Indiana "Briar Hill" Stone (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XLVI, No. 3, March, 1925, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. 174.)

    Arlando Marine
    7 East 42d Street, New York
    Wholesale Building Stone Dealer
    Indiana "Briar Hill" Stone
    Bowling Green, Ky., Limestone
    Buff Mountain Stone

  • Bowling Green, Kentucky - Oolitic Limestone at Bowling Green and Other Places in Kentucky, by James H. Gardner, excerpt from Structural Materials, Advance Chapter from Contributions to Economic Geology, Bulletin 430-F, 1909, (Short Papers and Preliminary Reports)  Part 1. Metals and Nonmetals, Except Fuels, United States Geological Survey, 1910.

    "Quarries now (1909) in operation on the 'Bowling Green oolite' are as follows:  The Bowling Green White Stone Quarry Company and the Oman Bowling Green Stone Company, on adjacent property 5 miles west of town; the Bowling Green Quarries Company, 5 miles northwest; and the Caden Quarry Company, 9 miles northwest of town.  The total output of these quarries in the year 1908 was as follows:  Rough dimension stone, 111, 620 cubic feet, valued at $33,486; and dressed stone, 67,308 cubic feet, valued at $42,654.  In connection with the work of the Bowling Green White Stone Quarry Company a considerable amount of the ordinary limestone capping the oolite is crushed for concrete, road metal, and railroad ballast by the Newsom Crushed Stone Company.  Practically the entire output of dimension stone is shipped over the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which is the only rail route; a small quantity is sent to market on barges by Barren and Green rivers.

    "The stone is quarried by means of steam drills and channelers, handled by steam derricks, and cut by rapid steam Pitman saws to blocks averaging about 150 cubic feet in volume.  The blocks are shipped in this form to retail stone cutters or dressed to various ornamental designs on the ground.  Among prominent buildings constructed of this stone are the following:  Custom-house, Nashville, Tenn.; Carnegie Library, Nashville, Tenn.; post-office, Columbia, Tenn.; custom-house, Mobile, Ala.; residences of Alfred Burke, Philadelphia, Pa., and A. M. Lothrop, Washington, D. C."

  • Bowling Green, Kentucky - The Early White Stone Industry in Bowling Green and Warren County, presented by the University Libraries of Western Kentucky University.
  • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky - Rinker Materials (limestone quarry)  (present-day company)  809 McGinnis Quarry Road, 809 McGinnis Quarry Road, Bowling Green KY 42101; (270) 782-5903.  Located: Bowling Green, Kentucky – 7 miles north on 31W, 1/2 mile west to quarry, on Quarry Road.
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky – White Stone Quarry 
    (colorized postcard photograph; C. T. Photochrom; early 1900s, unmailed) Bowling Green, Kentucky - White Stone Quarry
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky – White Stone Quarry
    (colorized postcard photograph; early 1900s, unmailed) Bowling Green, Kentucky - White Stone Quarry
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky - the White Stone Quarry (photograph circa 1929) presented by the Western Kentucky University.
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky - the White Stone Quarry, Warren County.  The White Stone Quarry in Warren County is one of the subjects covered in the Ophelia Ellen Johnson Hanna Collection.  This interview is a part of the Ophelia Ellen Johnson Hanna Collection, July 4, 1987, Oct. 15, 1990), housed at the Western Kentucky University's Department of Library Special Collections; an interview with Hanna by Louis M. Beck, October 15, 1990.   (Source:  FA 76)  (This entry was found on the Kentuckiana Digital Library web site.)

  • Bowling Green, Kentucky - First American Roads, Rails and Rivers, at the Kentucky Museum, a part of Western Kentucky University's Department of Library Special Collections.  The site was created by Donna Parker with contributions from Sandy Staebell, Laura Harper Lee, Lynne Ferguson and Jon Kay.  (The quote below regarding limestone is used with permission.)
    • Early White Stone Industry in Warren County and Bowling Green - White Stone Quarry - "Bowling Green stone" - Oolite Limestone.

      Limestone:  "Quarried primarily from the 1870s through the 1920s, the county's oolitic or fish roe limestone is renowned for its superior qualities. Soft and easily workable, Warren County limestone develops an extraordinary hardness and turns white when exposed to the elements. Trademarked by the White Stone Quarry as 'Bowlinggreen Stone,' oolitic limestone won awards at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago and 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition."

    • Economic Highways or Warren County and Bowling Green
    • Quarry Stone.  One of the major businesses in Warren County from the 1870s to the 1930s was quarrying limestone.  Oolitic limestone quarried in Warren County is famous worldwide.  Over time a building constructed of this limestone naturally bleaches to white.  According to this web site, the following buildings in Bowling Green were constructed of Kentucky limestone: the "Warren County Courthouse, Van Meter Hall and the Helm Library on Western Kentucky University's campus."

    • Rural Routes and Economic Highways - Industry in Warren County, Kentucky – Limestone  (Choose "Limestone" in the menu.)

      The trade name for the oolitic or "fish roe" limestone is "Bowlinggreen Stone."  At the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, this stone won awards.

  • Boyd County, Kentucky - "Boyd County WPA Quarry, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Boyd County of the It can be viewed on the web site.   Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   (No. 1178 – Item 1178, Box 10)
  • Boyle County, Kentucky - Stony Point Quarry operated by WPA, 1941, 1934-1942  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Boyle County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).  It can be viewed on the web site. (No. 1204 - Item 1204, Box 10)
  • Breathitt County, Kentucky - "Quarrying bridge stone along new grade and drain project, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Breathitt County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1250 - Item 1250, Box 10)
  • Brooks, Bullitt County, Kentucky - Brooks Crushed Stone (limestone quarry) (present-day company) 4404 Coral Ridge Road, Brooks, KY 40109; (502) 957-6361.  Location: Brooks, Kentucky Intersection of Highways. 1526 and 1020. Go 1 mile North on Highway. 1020. Cross R.R., quarry on right.
  • Brownsboro, Oldham County, Kentucky - Rogers Group Oldham County Stone (limestone quarry) Rogers Group (present-day company) 
  • Burnside, Pulaski County, Kentucky - Lake Cumberland Stone (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 740, Burnside KY 42519; (606) 561-4115.  Location: Burnside, Kentucky - 2 miles south on US 27. Quarry on left side of highway.
  • Caldwell and Barren Counties, Kentucky - Oolitic Limestone Quarries.  (From "Oolitic Limestone at Bowling Green and Other Places in Kentucky," by James H. Gardner, excerpt from Structural Materials, Advance Chapter from Contributions to Economic Geology, Bulletin 430-F, 1909, (Short Papers and Preliminary Reports)  Part 1. Metals and Nonmetals, Except Fuels, United States Geological Survey, 1910.

    ".Barren and Caldwell have produced considerable stone from time to time from points near Glasgow Junction and Princeton.  There is little doubt that the stone of these localities is approximately at the same horizon as the Bedford and Bowling Green stones."

  • Campbellsville (west of), Taylor County, Kentucky - Nally Gibson Quarries (limestone)  (present-day company)  Mailing address:  P.O. Box 266, Springfield KY 40069; (270) 465-7023.  Location: Campbellsville, Kentucky - 9 miles west on KY 210.
  • Carter City, Carter County, Kentucky - Grassy Stone (Mt. Enterprises) (limestone Quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 729, Morehead KY 40351; (606) 474-8830.  Location: Carter City, Kentucky - north 3.2 miles on KY 2 and 7. Left on KY 9 (AA Hwy.) 4.5 miles. Quarry on right.
  • Carter County, Kentucky - "Carter County Quarry, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Carter County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site. (No. 1406 - Item 1406, Box 11)
  • Cerulean Springs, Cadiz, Kentucky - Cerulean Limestone Quarry  (The quarry is filled with water today.)
  • Christian County, Kentucky - "Christian County quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Christian County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). It can be viewed on the web site. (No. 1464 - Item 1464, Box 11)
  • Clark County, Kentucky - "Boonesboro Road Quarry, 1934-1942."  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Clark County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1479 - Item 1479, Box 11), (No. 1480 - Item 1480, Box 11), and (No. 1482 - Item 1482, Box 11)
  • Clinton County, Kentucky - "Cave Springs Crusher operated by WPA, 1934-1942"  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Clinton County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). It can be viewed on the web site. (No. 1540 - Item 1540, Box 11)
  • Clinton County, Kentucky - "Quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Clinton County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1539 - Item 1539, Box 11)
  • Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky - Burton Stone (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address:  897 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY 42728; (270) 384-0382.  Location: Columbia, Ky.: Go 2 miles south on highway 55. Turn right onto Ky. 704. Go 0.8 mile to quarry on right.
  • Columbia, Kentucky - Gaddie Shamrock Inc. (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 280, Columbia KY 42728; (270) 384-2451.  Location: Columbia. Go 4.6 miles south on KY 55 to quarry on right.
  • Covington, Kentucky – Michaels Art Bronze Company, Inc. (circa 1932) – Michaels Bronze Tablets Catalog, The Michaels Art Bronze Co., Inc., Covington, Kentucky, Since 1870.  (No date of publication, but the latest date shown is 1932.)
"Front cover of the Michaels Bronze Tablets" Catalog (circa 1932) No. 454 Bronze plaque in the "Michaels Bronze Tablets" catalog (circa 1932) The Standard tablet Letter Patterns chart in the "Michaels Bronze Tablets" catalog (circa 1932)

Front cover of the Michaels Bronze Tablets Catalog (circa 1932)

No. 454 Bronze plaque

The Standard Tablet Letter Patterns Chart

  • Crittenden County, Kentucky - "Commercial Quarry in Crittenden County 1940, 1934-1942."  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Crittenden County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1553 - Item 1553, Box 11) and (No. 1554 - Item 1554, Box 11)
  • Cumberland County, Kentucky - "Cumberland County Quarry Bin, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Cumberland County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). It can be viewed on the web site. (No. 1584 - Item 1584, Box 11)
  • Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky - the Crow-Barbee House, today known as the Old Crow Inn Bed and Breakfast.  This house was called "Old Crow Inn," named for John Crow, who settled here in 1776.  The Crow-Barbee House is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as the "oldest Stone structure west of the Allegheny Mountains."  The estate was also called "Oakland" from 1781 to 1874.  The stone used in the construction of the house was quarried on the farm in 1780.  The stone walls are twenty-four inches thick. 

  • Danville, Kentucky -  "Crushed stone stockpiled in Danville, 1941, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Boyle County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site. (No. 1192 - Item 1192, Box 10)
  • Eastern Kentucky Stone Quarries - Historic Content, presented by Kentucky Coal Heritage.
  • Edmonson County, Kentucky - "Edmonson County Quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Edmonson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). It can be viewed on the web site. (No. 1676 - Item 1676, Box 11)
  • Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky - E-Town Quarry (limestone quarry)  (present-day company)  Mailing address: 11667 Leitchfield Road, Cecilia KY 42724; (270) 862-4577.  Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky – from inter section 31W and 62, 12 miles west on 62 to quarry on left (through Stephensburg).
  • Estill County, Kentucky - "Quarry and Crusher operated by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Estill County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1724 - Item 1724, Box 12) and (No. 1725 - Item 1725, Box 12)
  • Fayette County, Kentucky - "Fayette County Quarry and Crusher operated by WPA, 1934-1942" (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Fayette County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed on the web site. (No. 1762 - Item 1762, Box 12) and (No. 1763 - Item 1763, Box 12)
  • Fleming County, Kentucky - "Fleming County Quarry and Crusher operated by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Fleming County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). They can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1876 - Item 1876, Box 12) and (No. 1877 - Item 1877, Box 12)
  • Fleming County, Kentucky - "Quarry and Portable Crusher operated by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Fleming County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1875 – Item 1875, Box 12)
  • Fleming County, Kentucky - "Rock quarry, part of road improvement project, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in Album 3 of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).  It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 550 - Item 550, Box 5)
  • Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky - Hanson Aggregates (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: Box 151, Flemingsburg KY 41041; (606) 845-2411.  Location: Flemingsburg, Kentucky – 3 miles south on KY 11. Turn left and go 0.5 miles to quarry.
  • Floyd County, Kentucky - "Crusher operating in Floyd County 1941, 1934-1942."  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Floyd County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed on the web site. (No. 1895 - Item 1895, Box 12) and (No. 1895 - Item 1895, Box 12)
  • Fort Knox Military Reservation, Kentucky - Trail passes small stone quarry. This web site was presented by West Kentucky Corporation.  (The link from which this information was obtained is no longer available.)
    <http://www.thinkwestkentucky.com/ecotourism/hiking.htm>

    A couple of sights you will view on the trail are a small quarry and an 1800s mill ruins.

  • Fort Knox, Kentucky - "Rock Quarry at Ft. Knox operated by the WPA."   (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Fort Knox County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed at the web site. 
    • "Rock quarry at Ft. Knox operated by the WPA which produces 1200 tons of crushed rock daily. Rock from this quarry is used in all types of construction at the fort."
      • (No. 4904 - Item 4904, Box 22)
    • "Rock quarry at Ft. Knox operated by the WPA. Shown here is the rock face of the quarry."
      • (No. 4906 - Item 4906, Box 22)
    • "Shooting ledge at rock quarry operated by WPA at Ft. Knox."
      • (No. 4899 - Item 4899, Box 22)
    • "Conveyor belt taking rock out of quarry operated by the WPA at Ft. Knox to loading stage."
      • (No. 4907 - Item 4907, Box 22)
  • Frankfort, Kentucky - Rockfall at Abandoned Quarry off Taylor Avenue, presented by Brandon C. Nuttall.  (photographs)
  • Franklin County, Kentucky - "Quarry and Crusher operated by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Franklin County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1964 - Item 1964, Box 12, Box 12) & (No. 1965 - Item 1965, Box 12)
  • Franklin County, Kentucky - "Quarry Dynamite Magazine Constructed by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Franklin County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 1966 - Item 1966, Box 12)
  • Franklin County, Kentucky - "Quarrying operation in connection with a Franklin County Blanket Road Project, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in Album 8 of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 866 - Item 866, Box 8)
  • Fredonia (southeast of), Caldwell County, Kentucky - Fredonia Quarry (limestone) (Martin Marietta Aggregates) (present-day company), 297 Fredonia Quarry Road, Fredonia KY 42411; (270) 545-3351.  Location:  2.8 miles southeast of Fredonia, KY, and turn east onto Fredonia Quarry Road.
  • Freestone, Kentucky - Stone Quarry  (history)  The following is an account by Jack Elam, on the Cassity/Cassidy Family Association web site, and the quotation below is used with the permission of Jack Elam.

    "A Tip of The Hat to Jack Cassity

    "I'm very sorry to say that I never knew my Granddad, Jack Cassity, personally as he died in 1920 and I wasn't born until twelve years later in 1932. I have four pictures of him. The earliest of these pictures is one taken at the 'Doc.Van' Stone Quarry in Farmers, KY in the early days of this century. The picture is a group of employees that worked at the mill. Standing on top of one of the large blocks of stone is Grandpa Jack. He was over six feet in height and stood straight as an arrow.

    "Three of these stone quarries operated in the Triplett Creek valley. One was at the town of Rockville (later Bluestone), one at Freestone and the one mentioned above at Farmers. These quarries were the economic backbone of this area. The stone was sawed into various sizes and used to build bridge abutments for the many rivers and streams that had to be crossed as the C & O laid track toward Ashland and on into West Virginia. Shortly before World War One the demand for stone began to slow down and that is when many of the workers went to Harvey, Illinois to seek employment. But, that is another story for later."

  • Frenchburg, Menifee County, Kentucky - Menifee Stone Quarry (limestone) - The Walker Company of Kentucky, Inc.  (present-day company)  Mailing address: Indian Creek Quarry, PO Box 308, Mt. Sterling KY 40353; (606) 768-2828.  Location:  Frenchburg, Kentucky – 1 mile west on US 460 to KY 713. (Turn left and go 1.2 miles to quarry.) An aerial view photograph of the Menifee limestone quarry is available in the online PDF document, “Generalized Geologic Map for Land-use Planning for Menifee County, Kentucky,” Daniel L. Carey, Kentucky Geological Survey, and Peter Eclov, University of Kentucky.
  • Garrison, Kentucky - Freestone Quarries behind Garrison and Quincy  (history)  This information is from "Lewis County History - Kinniconick Creek: A natural and historic treasure of Lewis County," by Dr. William M. Talley, published on May 12 and 18, 1998, Lewis County Herald. (The link from which this information was obtained is no longer available.”
    <http://www.lewiscountyherald.com/kinnicon.htm#three>

    The town of Garrison was previously known as Stone City "because of all the stone quarries that were operated in the general vicinity."  Freestone was quarried behind Garrison and Quincy and shipped outside of the area. 

  • Gerrard County, Kentucky - "Garrard County Quarry operated by WPA, Garrard County Quarry, 1934-1942"  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Gerrard County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 2020 - Item 2020, Box 12)
  • Gerrard County, Kentucky - "WPA Crusher Bin, Crusher Bin, Garrard Co., 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Gerrard County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 2021 - Item 2021, Box 12)
  • Gilbertsville, Livingston County, Kentucky - Vulcan Construction Materials Co., LP, The Reed Quarry (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 947, U.S. Hwy. 62, Grand Rivers, Ky. 42045; (270) 362-4265.  Location: Gilbertsville, Kentucky – Kentucky Lake, Dam, approximately one mile east on US, 62. Quarry on left.
    • Vulcan Materials, Reed Quarry (photographs) Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists (KSPG) Fall Fieldtrip, November 2-4, 2000, University of Kentucky.  There are many photographs of the quarry including a panoramic view of the Vulcan Materials Reed Quarry.  This web site includes the PDF version of the field trip:  Economic and Engineering Geology of the Jackson Purchase Area Kentucky, Year 2000 Annual Field Conference of the Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists, November 2-4, 2000, compiled by Richard A. Smath and Bart Davidson.  (The web site also includes photographs of a clay pit ("quarry") and a sand and gravel operation.)

  • Glasgow Junction (near), Kansas - Oolitic Limestone Quarries.  ".Barren and Caldwell have produced considerable stone from time to time from points near Glasgow Junction and Princeton.  There is little doubt that the stone of these localities is approximately at the same horizon as the Bedford and Bowling Green stones."  (From the chapter entitled, "Oolitic Limestone at Bowling Green and Other Places in Kentucky," by James H. Gardner, excerpt from Structural Materials, Advance Chapter from Contributions to Economic Geology, Bulletin 430-F, 1909, (Short Papers and Preliminary Reports)  Part 1. Metals and Nonmetals, Except Fuels, United States Geological Survey, 1910.)  (Use the link above to view an analysis of the oolitic limestone quarried near Glasgow Junction.)

  • Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky - Scotty's Stone (limestone quarry)  (present-day company) 791 Love Knob Road, Glasgow KY 42141; (270) 265-2253.  Location: Glasgow, Kentucky. (Go 7.5 miles east on US 68/80. Turn left on Love Knob Road. Quarry 1 mile on right.)
  • Glasgow (north of), Barren County, Kentucky - Scotty's Contracting (limestone quarry)  (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 4500, Bowling Green KY 42101; (270) 622-5545.  (Location: Approximately 4 miles north of Glasgow, off KY 90 on Flint Knob Road.)
  • Golden Pond, Trigg County, Kentucky - Rogers Group, Inc. - Canton Quarry (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: Rogers Group, Inc., Canton Quarry, Route #2 2934 Canton/Blue Springs Road, Cadiz, KY 42211; (270) 924-5434.  Location: Golden Pond, Kentucky – from Canton go one mile east on US 68.
  • Grand Rivers, Livingston County, Kentucky - the Reed Quarry (Vulcan Materials, Inc.) (present-day company)  (photograph and quarry information)  It is reported on this web site that the Reed Quarry is the third largest limestone quarry in the world. 
  • Grayson County, Kentucky - "Grayson County Quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Grayson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 2089 - Item 2089, Box 12)
  • Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky - Hanson Aggregates (AA Stone) (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 188, Grayson KY 41143; (606) 474-5836.  Location: Grayson, Kentucky - 13.8 miles north on AA Highway (9) to quarry on left.
  • Green County, Kentucky - "Green County Quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942"  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Green County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed on the web site.
    • "Green County Quarry operated by WPA.  Dempster-Dumpster at work in Green Co. quarry., 1934-1942."
      • (No. 2138 - Item 2138, Box 13) and (No. 2139 - Item 2139, Box 13)
    • "Green County Quarry operated by WPA.  Crusher heir at Green Co. Quarry., 1934-1942."
      • (No. 2139 - Item 2139, Box 13)
  • Green County, Kentucky - Pleasant Run Stone (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: 3090 Campbellsville Road, Greensburg Ky. 42743; (270) 932-7400.  Location: Green-Taylor Co. Line: 1.8 miles west on US 68. Quarry on left.
  • Greensburg (south of), Green County, Kentucky - Nally Gibson Quarries (limestone) (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 266, Springfield KY 40069; (270) 932-5526.  Location: Greensburg, Kentucky – 3 miles south on KY 61.
  • Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky - Greenville Quarries (limestone), (present-day company)  (mailing address:  P.O. Box 388, Greenville KY 42345; (270) 338-2300)  Location:  Greenville, Kentucky – 8 miles south on KY 171. 
  • Hardin County, Kentucky - "Crusher and skip-truck at quarry and quarry access road in 1941, 1934-1942."  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Hardin County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). They can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 2211 - Item 2211, Box 13).
    • "Crusher and skip-truck at quarry in 1941."
      • (No. 2211 - Item 2211, Box 13)
    • "Quarry access road under construction by WPA in 1941."
      • (No. 2204 - Item 2204, Box 13) and (No. 2205 - Item 2205, Box 13)
    • "Quarry access road with stone crusher in 1941."
      • (No. 2206 - Item 2206, Box 13)
    • "Stone crusher on quarry access road, 1934-1942."
      • (No. 2207 - Item 2207, Box 13) and (No. 2207 - Item 2208, Box 13)
  • Harlan County, Kentucky - "Quarry on top of Pine Mountain operated by WPA, 1940, 1934-1942"  (photograph)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Harlan County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed at the web site.
    • "Quarry on top of Pine Mountain operated by WPA, 1940."
      • (No. 2275 - Item 2275, Box 13)
    • "Quarrying stone along highway in Harlan County, 1940. When I passed there was no flag man."
      • (No. 2274 - Item 2274, Box 13)
  • Harlan County, Kentucky - "Quarrying stone and excavating for bleachers for Benham Athletic Field, 1934-1942." Started October 24, 1939; completed June 9, 1941"  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Harlan County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). It can be viewed on the web site. (No. 2259 - Item 2259, Box 13)
  • Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky - Old Stone Quarry at the site of the Pioneer Memorial State Park (AKA Fort Harrod State Park)  (The link from which the information about the quarry that was located in the Old Fort Harrod State Park is no longer available.)
    <http://www.nps.gov/abli/hrs/hrs2e.htm>

    The above link is to a web site on Abraham Lincoln.  It mentions that the Pioneer Memorial State Park included a quarry site.  The type of quarry or stone quarried is not stated. Click here to visit the Old Fort Harrod State Park official web site. 

  • Harrodsburg, Kentucky - Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill - Shaker Rock Quarry.  The Quarry Trail encircles a Shaker rock quarry.
  • Hart County, Kentucky - "Northtown Quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942"  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Hart County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed at the web site.  (No. 2311 - Item 2311, Box 13)
  • Hart County, Kentucky - "Priceville Road Quarry" (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Hart County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed at the web site. 
    • "Ship truck at Priceville Road Quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942."
      • (No. 2308 - Item 2308, Box 13)
    • "Priceville Road Quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942."
      • (No. 2309 - Item 2309, Box 13) and (No. 2310 - Item 2310, Box 13)
    • "Portable stone crusher at Priceville Road Quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942."
      • (No. 2312 - Item 2312, Box 13)
  • Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky - Rinker Materials Quarry (limestone) (present-day company), (mailing address: P.O. Box 65, Hartford KY 42347; (270) 298-3221)  Location:  Hartford, Kentucky - 9 miles north on KY 69. Quarry on right.
  • Hazel Green (near), Kentucky - Rock Quarry Photo from the Bach (Pearl Day) Papers collection  (Scroll down to photograph No. 26.)  Pearl (Day) Bach Papers, 1940-1966, 68M103. Special Collections and Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries.  "The collection of Mrs. Bach's papers is concerned primarily with activities of the Former Students Association of Hazel Green Academy."
    • Description of photograph:  (No. 26)  Picture "taken Tuesday, June 4, 1895 (Eve) by T.A. Eustridge, at the old 'Rock Quarry' near town, Hazel Green, KY." The names of the six men and six women are on the back of the photo. (Box 1, Item 26)
  • Henry County, Kentucky -  "Quarry operated by WPA, 1934-1942"  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Henry County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 2386 - Item 2386, Box 13)
  • Highbridge, Jessamine County, Kentucky - High Bridge Quarry  (photographs and history)  The information below is presented on the Kentucky Explorer web site in the free access area.  (The photographs in the article below are not loading. If you are interested in more information about these photographs, contact the Kentucky Explorer webmaster.

    A 1940 Walking Tour Of High Bridge is an account by Clyde E. Major of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in 2000, about the town of Highbridge, the people, and the area.

    High Bridge was constructed across the deep gorge of the Kentucky River between Jessamine and Mercer Counties in Kentucky and opened 1877.  The bridge is located five miles south of Wilmore on State Highway 29.

    Mr. Major writes that the large stone quarry once employed about 25 men and that there were three houses on the property, which were used by employees of the quarry.  The quarry was located across from the High Bridge Depot.  Stone was transported out of the town of Highbridge first by truck and then shipped out by the railroad.  The stone from the Highbridge quarry was used to build the base of many of the roads in Jessamine and surrounding counties.

  • Hopkins County, Kentucky -  "City quarry in Madisonville, 1940, 1934-1942"  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Hopkins County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection). They can be viewed at the web site.  
    • "City quarry in Madisonville, 1940."
      • (No. 2419 - Item 2419, Box 13)
    • "Stone crusher at city quarry in Madisonville, 1940."
      • (No. 2420 - Item 2420, Box 13)
  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky – The H. M. Dalton Rock Co. (The following information is from the section "Quarrying" in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to Stone, Marble, Granite, Slate, Cement, Contracting and Building, Vol. XXIV, No. 1, January, 1902, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. 59.) 

    The H. M. Dalton Rock Co.
    The H. M. Dalton Rock Co., of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, has been incorporated at Indianapolis, with a capital stock of $45,000. The officers are: President, C. P. White, of Boonville, Indiana; vice-president and general manager, H. M. Dalton, of Hopkinsville; secretary, John P. Weyerbacher, of Boonville. The company owns 150 acres of quarry land.

  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky - the Hopkinsville Quarry  (present-day company) 

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 4108, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42241; (270) 885-6798.
    Location: 380 Harry Barry Lane, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240.

  • Horse Cave (south of), Hart County, Kentucky - the Hart Stone Company (limestone quarry)  (present-day company)  Mailing address: 1588 East Main Street, Horse Cave, KY 42749; (270) 786-2127.  Location:  Horse Cave, Kentucky – 1 mile south on KY 218. Quarry on left.  The Hart Stone Company was established in 1940, and it was one of the first 30 quarries developed in Kentucky.  The company produces crushed stone and agricultural lime.

  • Ingram, Bell County, Kentucky - VM and M Mining (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 130, Ingram KY 40955; (606) 337-2500.  Location: Intersection of 25E and KY 92. Go west on 92 to KY 2398. Go left on 2398, 0.8 mile to quarry.
  • Irvington, Breckinridge County, Kentucky - Hanson Aggregates (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: P.O. Box 37, Irvington KY 40146; (270) 547-3381.  Location: Irvington, Kentucky – 2 miles west on KY 477. Quarry on right.
  • Jackson County, Kentucky - "Jackson County quarry, 1940, 1934-1942."  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Jackson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed at the web site.  
    • "Jackson County quarry, 1940."

      (No. 2456 - Item 2456, Box 13) and (No. 2458 - Item 2458, Box 13)

  • Jackson County, Kentucky - "Quarrying limestone for Clover Bottom Road, 1934-1942" (photograph)  This photograph is in Album 4 of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 639 - Item 639, Box 6)
  • Jefferson County, Kentucky - "Clearing overburden on quarry, 1934-1942"  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Jefferson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed at the web site.  (No. 2729 - Item 2729, Box 14)
  • Jefferson County, Kentucky - "Quarry face and stone crusher, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Jefferson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed at the web site.  (No. 2728 - Item 2728, Box 14)
  • Jefferson County, Kentucky - "Quarry used for construction of runways at Bowman Field, 1934-1942"  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Jefferson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed at the web site.  (No. 2585 - Item 2585, Box 14)
  • Jefferson County, Kentucky - "Scale House at County Quarry constructed by WPA, 1934-1942"  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Jefferson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed at the web site.  (No. 2754 - Item 2754, Box 14)
  • Jefferson County, Kentucky - "Stone crusher and warehouse on Brownsboro Road, 1940, 1934-1942"  (photographs)  These photographs are in the Container List - Scrapbook/Jefferson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   They can be viewed at the web site.
    • "Brownsboro road quarry, 1934-1942."
      • (No. 2744 - Item 2744, Box 14)
    • "Stone crusher and warehouse on Brownsboro Road, 1940."
      • (No. 2727 - Item 2727, Box 14)
    • "Brownsboro road quarry, 1942. Unusual rock formation at Brownsboro road quarry makes stripping costly."
      • (No. 2742 - Item 2742, Box 14)
      • (No. 2743 - Item 2743, Box 14)
  • Jessamine County, Kentucky - "Rock quarry, part of county-wide road improvement project, 1934-1942."  (photograph)  This photograph is in Album 8 of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 879 - Item 879, Box 8)
  • Johnson County, Kentucky - "Quarrying building stone by WPA, 1934-1942"  (photograph)  This photograph is in the Container List - Scrapbook/Johnson County of the Goodman-Paxton Collection (1934-1942) housed at the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Kentuckiana Digital Library (Archival Finding Aids Collection).   It can be viewed on the web site.  (No. 2801 - Item 2801, Box 14)
  • Kenton County, Kentucky - Devou Park - Rock Quarry and Prisoners Lake  (photograph and history)  This information is presented by the Kenton County Public Library.  Visit this web site to read a detailed history of the quarry and to view a photograph as it is today.

    Before the Devou family presented the Devou Park property to the city, there was a stone quarry that was worked by the prisoners from the Covington Jail beginning in 1916.  There was a rock crusher and several buildings.  The stone from the quarry was crushed stone used to repair city streets and in building in the area.  By 1924 the quarry was transformed into a large lake called "Prisoners' Lake" that has been used for boating and fishing.

  • Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky - Scotty's Contracting (limestone quarry) (present-day company)  Mailing address: Box 56, Knob Lick KY 42154; (270) 565-3433.  (Location: Knob Lick, Kentucky - 1 mile north on KY 1243. Turn right to quarry.)

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