“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Chana in Ogle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Morgan Grist Mill

Morgan Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
July 29, 2018
1. Morgan Grist Mill Marker
Inscription.  One quarter mile east of here on Kite River, about 1840, Lyman Morgan built a grist mill. This was first known as the Morgan Mill and later as the White Oak Mill. The mill ground corn and other farm-produced grains. This was the center of a small settlement of several houses, cabins, blacksmith shop and a store.

This marker was erected from proceeds of the Chana Centennial which was held in Chana, July 1971
Erected 1974.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 41° 57.569′ N, 89° 13.019′ W. Marker is near Chana, Illinois, in Ogle County. Marker is on South Chana Road, 0.7 miles south of East Canfield Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chana IL 61015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gross Saw Mill (approx. 1˝ miles away); Aikens Saw Mill (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mob Trial and Execution (approx. 2.9

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miles away); Driscoll Execution (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of Stephenson’s Grist Mill (approx. 3 miles away); The Stinson House (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Brick Road (approx. 5.3 miles away); Captain Joseph Ogle (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chana.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2019. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 22, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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