Near Battlefield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Signs From The Past
Directly in front of you is the trace of an old ditch. This is the millrace that carried water to the Gibson Mill. As it flowed downstream the millrace's water slowly gained elevation over the creek itself. At the mill the millrace was nine feet above the creek. the falling water provided the power to turn the mill's waterwheel. The entire millrace can be followed 3,862 feet upstream from the mill itself! Imagine... in an age before bulldozers and backhoes completing such a project assisted only by a shovel, your neighbors, and perhaps a mule or two.
Location. 37° 6.843′ N, 93° 24.543′ W. Marker is near Battlefield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from Tour Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at stop 1, Gibson's Mill, of the Wilson's Creek battlefield driving tour. Marker is in this post office area: Brookline MO 65619, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Gibson's House Site (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gibson's Mill Site (about 700 feet away); Way to the Mill (about 800 feet away); Gibson's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle's Beginning ... and End (approx. 0.4 miles away); Death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bloody Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ray Springhouse (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Battlefield.
Also see . . . Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 710 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.