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The Key to Finding Lime Kilns in the Cove


April 28, 2022

Referred to at times as silent stone sentinels, lime kilns, once essential to sweeten Morrisons Cove’s farmland, are but a faint memory to many of our oldest residents.

But a closer look at the countryside shows evidence that there were dozens of these furnaces within the Cove boundaries stretching from Williamsburg to Dunnings Mountain.

“You can still see the remains of many if you know what you’re looking for,” Sheryl Hart, a lifelong Williamsburg resident said.

That evidence is piles of stone along the banks of many country roads.

Throughout much of Morrisons Cove are great stre...

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