Granite quarries of historic New England.
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New England Granite

Granite is one of the world's principal building stones, and it is used for everything from kitchen countertops to historical monuments to aqueducts to the walls and foundations of major buildings. New England has been an important source of granite throughout American history, and New England granite quarries have supplied the stone for many important American buildings. (And New Hampshire is even called "The Granite State.")

Historic descriptions of New England granite quarries and granite types may be found in the following entries from Hayward's New England Gazetteer of 1839


Maine Granite


New Hampshire Granite


Vermont Granite


Massachusetts Granite


Connecticut Granite


Rhode Island Granite


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