Bedford stone

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Stone from the Bedford Stone Quarries Company


View of the Louisville and Bedford.Quarry

The former name for Indiana limestone because the first large quarry was near the town of Bedford, Indiana. Now Indiana limestone is quarried over a large area which incorporates most of Lawrence, Owen, and Monroe Counties.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Indiana limestone

Hoosier stone

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Light color, oolitic limestone
  • Density = 2.163-2.403 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • 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
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971