New Albany in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mills of Plain Township
Ash boards were used for flooring, oak beams for structure, and walnut for trim, cupboards, and doors.
This restroom facility was modeled after the mills that were a common sight along Rocky Fork Creek in the mid-1800s. At their peak, mills produced 2,000 to 3,000 board feet every 24 hours. One local resident, Dr. Isaac Newton Smith, wrote, "During this time, Plain Township made wonderful progress. There was ceaseless war on the woods, for the land must be cleared to raise grain.”
Today you will find oak, walnut, maple, beech, and other tree varieties growing in the park because of the conservation efforts by Metro Parks.
Erected by Metro Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 7.147′ N, 82° 47.769′ W. Marker is in New Albany, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from E. Walnut Street. At parking lot at end of park road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Albany OH 43054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rocky Fork Metro Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith’s Burying Ground: Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wagnor Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Field Musician Richard W. Thompson (approx. 1.9 miles away); Archibald's Mill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Disposal of Land in Plain Township (approx. 2.4 miles away); Benajah Cook Sawmill and Farmstead (approx. 2.6 miles away); New Albany and Plain Township Veterans and First Responders Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Albany.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.