Links of Interest
Elliott Stone Company is a member of the Indiana Limestone Institute of America. Setting Specifications must be in accordance with the recommendations of the Indiana Limestone Institute Handbook. The Institute can be reached at: Suite 400 Stone City Bank Building, Bedford, Indiana 47421, 812 / 275-4426
Founded in 1825 as the relocated and second county seat of Lawrence County, Indiana, Bedford was incorporated as a city in 1889 with a population of 2,541. Today, population looms at around 14,000 with 46,097 residents in the county.
The stone industry was the city’s largest employer of men and by the turn of the 19th century, 25 cut stone mills operated. By the beginning of the first World War there were 4,000 men employed in the stone industry, thus named the Stone City and was nearly a one-industry town.