Nesbitt's Limestone Quarry (38CK69)

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Nesbitt's Limestone Quarry (38CK69)
Nearest city Gaffney, South Carolina
Area 50 acres (20 ha)
MPS Early Ironworks of Northwestern South Carolina TR
NRHP reference # 87000710[1]
Added to NRHP May 8, 1987

Nesbitt's Limestone Quarry (38CK69) is a historic archaeological site located near Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina. The site includes the most extensive and best preserved limestone quarry associated with early iron production in the northwestern Piedmont of South Carolina. It was the primary source of limestone for the region's ironworks. Quarrying activity at Nesbitt's ceased in the early part of the 20th century. The site covers approximately 30 acres and has exposed vertical faces of limestone and is located in a large body of limestone that extend in a linear fashion from Limestone College to across the South Carolina state line.[2][3]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Nesbitt's Limestone Quarry, Cherokee County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ unknown (n.d.). "Nesbitt's Limestone Quarry (38CK69)" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.