Amicolola Quarry

Georgia Marble

The Butler-Ryan Construction Company secured the rights to quarry marble for the exterior of the Minnesota State Capitol from the Amicolola Quarry.  John Butler came to Georgia to supervise the extraction.  A time line of quarrying activities surrounding the quarry area, from pre-history to the extraction of marble for the Capitol Construction is below. This timeline is based on the oral interview with geologist Frank May. Click here to read the transcript. 

Map of quarries around Marble Hill, Georgia, including the Amicolola Quarry.

To make the timeline move place your cursor over the right-hand edge of the timeline. You will see a grey area appear. Click on the arrow to advance the timeline.