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Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Millstone

 
 
Historic Millstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 13, 2008
1. Historic Millstone Marker
Inscription. From Gilbert's Mill on North Fork River in Ellsworth Park, Danville's first mill
 
Erected by (Donated by) Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williams Beckwith.
 
Location. 40° 7.641′ N, 87° 38.136′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and North Gilbert Street, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Street. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the original Vermilion County Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln Delivered an Impromptu Address (here, next to this marker); Dr. William Fithian Home (within shouting distance of this marker); A Friend Forever (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aircraft in Honor of Chanute Air Force Base (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
Regarding Historic Millstone. C. M. Gilbert's grist-mill
Marker is located on the grounds of the original Vermilion County Museum image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 13, 2008
2. Marker is located on the grounds of the original Vermilion County Museum
was originally built in 1787. Mr. Gilbert purchased the mill in 1875, and ground about 7,000 bushels of wheat per year. The mill had three runs of stones.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Millstone from the original Gilbert's grist mill image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 13, 2008
3. Millstone from the original Gilbert's grist mill
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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