Granite Industry

PETER BURNS AND THE MILFORD GRANITE INDUSTRY

After Millford's incorporation in 1794 it had been known that there were vast ledges or quarries of siliceous rock such as granite within the town.  The exact date is not known of when granite was first quarried in Millford but it was sometime around 1810 to as late as 1833 when the first set of steps 16 feet x 5 feet x 7 inches was hauled by ox cart some fifteen miles to Nashua  and according to the Granite Town History was probably intended for use at a church.

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