Granite quarries were one of the first industries in the Jay area. ln fact, in 1912, the Maine and New Hampshire Granite Company made one million paving blocks a year from these quarries!
They employed 318 men including many artisans from around the world. White granite was in high demand throughout the United States for its color and strength and granite from Jay was used to build the Portland, Maine Post Office and several monuments in Washington D.C. The Jay Quarry contributed to the growth of the area, and this reopening of the quarry and the new curb plant will begin the next chapter of Jay's history.