Kentucky bluestone

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Description

A brand name for a hard, light bluish-gray sandstone quarried in Rockcastle County. Primarily quarried in the first half of the 20th century, Kentucky bluestone was used for platforms, steps, bridges, walls, dams, and buildings.

Additional Information

Natural Environment of Eastern Kentucky: website

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Frank A. Lent, Trade names and Descriptions of Marbles, Limestones, Sandstones, Granites and Other Building Stones Quarried in the United States Canada and other Countries., Stone Publishing Co, New York, 1925