How deep is Bakerton Quarry?
It’s a beautiful quarry as it has a beach and cliffs and the caves (horizontal shafts) are only partially submerged. The cave is likely indeed 900 feet deep as reported; a unique attribute of local quarries.
Who owns Bakerton Quarry?
Standard Lime & Stone Company
This industrial site is the youngest of three large quarries established in Jefferson County and owned by the Standard Lime & Stone Company of Baltimore, Maryland.
Where is Bakerton Quarry?
But abandoned rock quarry lakes? Those aren’t quite so common. We do have them here in the Mountain State, though, including the stunning Bakerton Quarry located near Harpers Ferry.
Is the Bakerton quarry a lake of Dreams?
But now, the long abandoned quarry has filled with water, forming a lake of dreams that boasts underwater caves, cliffs for jumping, a strip of beach, and beautiful aqua water. Although I couldn’t confirm this, rumor has it that scenes from a movie were even filmed here: Patsy Cline’s “Sweet Dreams.”
Why was The Bakerton quarry in West Virginia so important?
Conveniently located with access to the B&O Railroad for easy transport of the quarried limestone, the quarry was actively used for decades (among other things, limestone is used in building and for gravel, glass-making, iron-making, coal mining, and as a component of cement).
Where are the limestone quarries in West Virginia?
Limestone rock quarries have existed in Jefferson County, West Virginia since the late-1800s, including Bakerton Quarry, which was established by the Baker brothers in 1889.
Is there a quarry in Harpers Ferry wa?
Those aren’t quite so common. We do have them here in the Mountain State, though, including the stunning Bakerton Quarry located near Harpers Ferry. (Please note that this lake is privately owned.