EASTBURN-JEANES MINING COMPLEX (c.1816-1900's)
This is the site of the Eastburn-Jeanes farms and mining industry. Marble from the Cockeysville formation, found in three quarries in the area, was heated in kilns to produce quicklime for fertilizer and mortar. The lime was transported over Limestone Road to nearby Pennsylvania, Maryland and Southern Delaware. The remaining historic structures include nearby kilns, residences, shops, springhouses, and the ruin of the stone Eastburn barn.
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LOCATION: Turn off Route 7 (Limestone Road) onto Route 72 (Paper Mill Road), turn left at the first light after you pass school, travel on Upper Pike Creek Road, you will see ruins of stone kiln on your left.