Stony Creek Quarry

City: Branford

The Stony Creek Quarry in Branford, Connecticut is renowned for its distinctive pink granite. This granite is known as Stony Creek granite and has been used in some of the most significant projects in the United States. It was used in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, the base of the Lincoln Memorial, and the Brooklyn Bridge. The quarry has been in operation since the mid-1800s and has always been a significant part of the local economy. Traditional extraction methods were used to remove the granite from the ground. Stony Creek granite is part of the Branford Gneiss formation, which is quite fascinating. Additionally, the quarry has played a vital role in the history and culture of the region and has even inspired artists and writers. Although the quarry doesn’t operate as much as it used to, it is still a crucial part of Branford’s heritage. Visitors can sometimes tour the site and participate in educational activities.

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Photo courtesy of Stony Creek Quarry.


99 Quarry Rd, Branford, CT 06405 USA