Crab Orchard Stone is a rare sandstone that is quarried from the Crab Orchard Mountain of the Cumberland Plateau.
This beautiful stone is mottled and streaked with a beautiful rose color and shades of brown. This stone was used mostly for chimneys and foundations in the region until the late nineteenth century when the local officials used it for stone curbing and sidewalks and a Courthouse.
This stone has been used all over the country including the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. When you visit Crossville and Cumberland County make sure you look for some of the beautiful buildings made from this distinctive stone.