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Infiltration Forums > US: Southeast > Civil War Era Lime Kilns(Viewed 1616 times)
Wheedle location:
Northwest Georgia, USA
 
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Civil War Era Lime Kilns
< on 7/16/2016 5:16 AM >
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I was out for a ride earlier in the summer, and spotted this stone tower on the other side of a railroad crossing. I finally got back with my camera Wednesday.

Limited production started in the 1840's, this site was once part of a much larger cement plant including 6 kilns and several processing buildings. It even supplied material for the Brooklyn Bridge. Production stopped in 1912.

On the right is the remains of the foundation of another double kiln. The remaining double kiln is the original, from what research I've been able to do and the appearance of the construction. There was also a round kiln to the left of the remaining kiln, but the has been completely demolished along with all the other buildings. I don't think even the foundations are left.



























The fire bricks in the attached, but destroyed kilns.











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Mission Control
 
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Re: Civil War Era Lime Kilns
<Reply # 1 on 8/11/2016 4:27 AM >
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Very nice
Old kilns have fascinated me for a long time.
They are hard to shoot because of being overgrowth, age and neglect a lot of times.
Thank you for sharing.
Good luck on your FM.



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SouthEast, Texas
 
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Re: Civil War Era Lime Kilns
<Reply # 2 on 8/11/2016 5:28 AM >
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Really enjoy a good trek in the woods. You never know what you will find. Pic 4 and 6 are truly interesting. History of these kilns supplying materials for the Brooklyn Bridge caught my attention. Thanks for the pics.



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Northwest GA
 
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Re: Civil War Era Lime Kilns
<Reply # 3 on 10/4/2016 5:08 AM >
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This might give a rough idea of where the processing plant sat
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Cascadia
 
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Re: Civil War Era Lime Kilns
<Reply # 4 on 10/4/2016 5:27 AM >
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I like the inclusion of the narrow-guage railroad track for support beams. My great grandparents used similar rail pieces to brace the cement ceiling of their potato cellar.



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