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Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Audubon Saw and Grist Mill

 
 
Audubon Saw and Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Audubon Saw and Grist Mill Marker
Inscription.  In 1816 John James Audubon and his wife's brother, Thomas Bakewell, built a steam mill here. The 45' x 65' structure cost $15,000; Audubon supplied over half the money. In operation 1817-19, it failed due to defective machinery and scanty wheat crops. Audubon then devoted himself to painting and found success. Mill was used later as tobacco warehouse; burned in 1913.
 
Erected 1979 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1645.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 37° 50.452′ N, 87° 35.621′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on North Water Street, 0.1 miles north of 1st Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 North Water Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1937 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); General "Stovepipe" Johnson
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboats (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio River (within shouting distance of this marker); Good Government League (within shouting distance of this marker); Audubon's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); John James Audubon in Henderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Father of the Blues (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. John James Audubon in Henderson
 
John James Audubon image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, 1825
2. John James Audubon
Audubon Saw and Grist Mill -1817 image. Click for full size.
Provided by University of Kentucky.
3. Audubon Saw and Grist Mill -1817
Looking south on Water Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Looking south on Water Street.
The view North on North Water Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. The view North on North Water Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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