Observation Point

Blue Hole

Imerys-Gantt’s Quarry Observation Site
Experience Sylacauga’s new scenic overlook while learning about the unique history of the stone that Giuseppe Moretti called “the finest white marble in the world.” The breathtaking, panoramic view of one of the original quarry holes is complemented by historical markers that convey the story of marble from the time of Dr. Edward Gantt who discovered the beautiful white stone while he was on duty with Andrew Jackson’s Army in the early 1800’s.

The stone-lined quarry hole is the perfect backdrop to the aquamarine water that is said to be over two hundred feet at its deepest point. Your visit to the Observation Site will leave you with a sense of the history of marble as well as a beautiful memory of another place in time.

The Imerys-Gantt’s Quarry Observation Point Site is open to the public from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. daily. The site is located 3/10’s of a mile off U.S. 280 on the Fayetteville Highway. Watch for the directional signs on 280.