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Oakland in Coles County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River

 
 
Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
1. Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River Marker
Inscription. Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River South of Oakland about 1936. Donated to the City of Oakland by the Curtis Family in memory of Walter A. and Georgia (Swinford) Curtis. Mill was in use about 1850.
 
Location. 39° 39.307′ N, 88° 1.683′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Illinois, in Coles County. Marker is on North Walnut Street north of West Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker and Mill Stone located on the West lawn of "Centennial City Park" in Oakland, Illinois. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland IL 61943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Oakland, Illinois Community W. W. I War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Dr. Hiram Rutherford (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Matson Slave Trial (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 10.7 miles away); Grandview Township Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 12.5 miles away); Coles County War Memorial (approx. 13.6 miles away); Coles County - - Civil War Memorial (approx. 13.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
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Wide View - - Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
2. Wide View - - Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River Marker
A Short Walk to this W. W. I Field Piece . . .Also on the Lawn. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
3. A Short Walk to this W. W. I Field Piece . . .Also on the Lawn.
Long View - - Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
4. Long View - - Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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