The Robertson Quarry

The Robertson Quarry (HMNNQ)

Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Stafford County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 26.571', W 77° 25.257'

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In the 1800s, the Robertson Quarry was one of many quarries in Stafford County which provided stone for government buildings, private homes, and public buildings, not only in Washington, D.C., but across the nation. The Robertson Quarry, along with the quarries on Government Island, contributed the stone for the United States Capitol. In 1818, the area was known as the Towson Quarry.

Both slave and white laborers worked in the Quarry. They loaded the heavy Aquia sandstone into ox carts and hauled it to Coal Landing near Aquia Creek, where it was loaded onto ships and transported to Washington, D.C., and various construction sites.

The original oxen ruts can still be located 200 feet from the right of this historical marker, in the gully of Austin Run, before Gallery Place.
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HM NumberHMNNQ
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByGeo. H. Rucker Realty Corporation in support of a local Boy Scout Eagle Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288717 N 4257728
Decimal Degrees38.44285000, -77.42095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.571', W 77° 25.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 34.26" N, 77° 25' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Austin Ridge Dr, Stafford VA 22554, US
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