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List of Quarries in Indiana & Quarry Links, Photographs and Articles

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(The following list of Indiana 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 Indiana, please contact me.  Peggy B. Perazzo)

  • Quarries in Indiana (present-day quarries), listed on Superyellowpages.com.
  • Indiana – Limestone Quarries in Indiana  (from Indiana Limestone:  The Aristocrat of Building Materials (pdf), Vol. 1, June 1920, Sixth Edition, Indiana Limestone Quarrymen’s Association, Bedford, Indiana, pp. 16.
  • Two views of quarrying operations showing with what precision the great blocks are channeled out and broken up.  Notice the vast surfaces without noticeable crack or blemish.  Indiana Limestone contains no constituent which affects or tends to affect adversely its appearance either at first or after any length of time.” Indiana limestone quarrying, ca. 1920
  • Indiana – Turning a Stone Column (photo ca 1920s) The contributor of this photograph believes this was probably taken in Indiana in the 1920s.
    Turning a stone column in Indiana circa 1920s

    Turning a stone column in Indiana circa 1920s

  • Attica (near), Fountain County, Indiana – Sandstone Quarries near Attica (Sandstone) (excerpt from First Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Indiana, Made During the Year 1869, by E. T. Cox, State Geologist, Assisted by Prof. Frank H. Bradley, Dr. Rufus Haymond, and Dr. G. M. Levette, Indianapolis: 1869, pp. 129.)

    Building-Stone. - The conglomerate sandstone in this county furnishes an abundance of good freestone for building purposes. In color it ranges from whitish-gray to a brownish-red.

    “Quarries of this stone have been opened near Attica, on the Toledo, Wabash and Western railroad, in Logan township, and afford a coarse-grained, grayish-brown, durable sandstone, that can be quarried in blocks from one to four feet or more in thickness, and of any required length and width. Other quarries have also been opened at Portland, on the Wabash and Erie Canal, where a stone similar to that from Attica is obtained.”

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