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Brandon in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Brandon Mill
1 1/2 miles Southwest
 
Old Brandon Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Old Brandon Mill Marker
 
Inscription. One of earliest grist mills in Hill County. Built (1868) by Dr. Jas. T. Harrington, who also founded town of Brandon. Corn meal, basic to settlers' diet, was ground here. Dr. Harrington built a dam on White Rock Creek near here as a water source for power in the millhouse. His grist mill served a wide area for nearly 50 years. A grist mill was a primary need in every early community. Where bread could be made, settlements thrived. A good water supply and a grist mill were essential to a successful town. Today only stone foundations of Old Brandon Mill remain.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3693.)
 
Location. 32° 2.731′ N, 96° 57.663′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on State Highway 22 near Farm to Market Road 1243, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mertens TX 76666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mertens Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Confederate Veterans and Old Settlers Reunion Grounds (approx. 7.9 miles away); Frost (approx. 9.3 miles away); Frost Baptist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home (approx. 9.5 miles away); Davis Home (approx. 9.8 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Abbott House (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Old Brandon Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Old Brandon Mill Marker
 
 
Old Brandon Mill Marker seen along Highway 22, looking east Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
3. Old Brandon Mill Marker seen along Highway 22, looking east
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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