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Kincaid-Anderson Quarry

Kincaid-Anderson Quarry – Jenkinsville, South Carolina


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Please note that this quarry is privately owned and not open to the public. Not only can you be prosecuted if you are caught trespassing, but the quarry is dangerous. Rocks hide below the surface of the water, and if you fell – or jumped – you could be badly hurt.

Though images of the Kincaid-Anderson Quarry, located in Winnsboro, present a peaceful scene, this was once the site of Fairfield County‘s busiest industry. The blue granite mine, which closed in 1946, exported stone to cities all along the East Coast. Blue granite was named South Carolina’s State Stone in 1969.

Fairfield Granite Quarry

Pelham Lyles of Winnsboro © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Most of the images on this page were taken by Pelham Lyles and her friend Laura Smith. Pelham is the Director of the Fairfield County Historical Museum, and we extend her our deepest gratitude for allowing us to share these tranquil views.

Pelham extends this important warning: “Young people have been prosecuted for jumping on this private property. One young man hit his head on a projection and there are granite ledges under the black water that are not visible. Also, there are fresh water jellyfish in the quarry.”

Anderson-Kincaid Quarry

Pelham Lyles of Winnsboro © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

A crane, once used to lift large pieces of granite from the mine, now rests idly against the surface of the stone. The trees have grown over its base, and the rusty surface causes it to blend into its natural surroundings.

Kincaid-Anderson Historic Marker

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Ground was broken on the Kincaid-Anderson home 1775, but the house was not completed until much later. The Anderson family – direct descendants of the Kincaids – occupied the home until around 1900. As noted in the National Register, “The house was built on land granted by King George III which contained the famous ten-acre rock that later became the Anderson quarry.”

Fairfield County SC Quarry

Laura Smith of Vancouver, Canada © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The quarry’s walls are reflected on the surface of the water. Trees now grow from the pool which formed once the mine ceased operating.

Granite Quarry Fairfield SC

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This enormous pulley, roughly the size of a Frisbee in circumference, is mounted near the highest point in the mine. Its still holds the steel cable once used to hoist massive stones from the rock bed beneath.

Anderson Kincaid Quarry Reflection

Pelham Lyles of Winnsboro © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The edge of the rock disappears into a pool of water, which has collected in the years since the quarry’s closing.

Kincaid-Anderson Quarry Info


Address: Anderson Quarry Road, Jenkinsville, SC 29065

Kincaid-Anderson Quarry Map



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The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Kincaid-Anderson Quarry, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


One Comment about Kincaid-Anderson Quarry

GlendaNo Gravatar says:
June 26th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Where can I buy some of this rock, I would like to make some jewelry pieces out of it.

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