Milford in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pettibone Grist Mill 1846
Hebbard & Davis Woolen Mill 1850
Tower & Tenny Woodworking Mill 1854
Henry Ford I Mill 1938
The upper mill pond was created in 1846 by damming Pettibone Creek. A mill race entered the pond beneath the road and powered the woolen and woodworking mills. The race for the grist mill left the pond near the dam at the south end of the pond.
The Pettibone Mill burned in 1888 and again in 1916. It was never rebuilt.
The woodworking shop burned and was rebuilt. It later became the doorknob factory.
In 1938 Henry Ford I used the same water power to run a modern mill manufacturing carburetors. This building still stands on the west side of the mill pond.
Erected 1989 by The Questers, Pettibone Creek No. 777.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 42° 35.597′ N, 83° 36.067′ W. Marker is in Milford, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on North Milford Road north of Detroit Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford MI 48381, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceMilford at Work (here, next to this marker); Hibbard Tavern (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milford Rural Agricultural School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wood-Hubbell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Motley Lights (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Ford Village Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Phelps Saw Mill and Distillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pettibone Creek Hydroelectric Station (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
Also see . . . The Pettibone Mill: Flourishing Flour and Grist Trade Carried On By This Old Institution in the Palm. July 1, 1932 article from the Milford Times. (Submitted on October 24, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.