Hebron in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hebron Milling Company
The Hebron Milling Company building was built in 1880 where the National Trail (Route 40) and the Ohio Canal crossed in the village of Hebron. The building sat on the edge of the “turning basin” in the village, where canal boats docked to load or unload. In the Basin, the canal boats could turn around for a return trip.
Mr. William Bebout built the building and operated it as a flour and saw mill. Mr. Bebout took young Davie Geiger in as a partner in 1891. He was with the mill over 50 years.
In 1924, Albert Voorhees, son-in-law, came into the business and became owner when Mr. Geiger died in 1943. At that time, Ralph Voorhees, brother of Bert, came into the business. These two men operated the mill for many years. Neil Hutzell served as bookkeeper for many years.
In 1975, the ownership of the Mill passed to Nancy Voorhees Smith and the operators of the Mill were Don and Eugene Gutridge.
In 2003, the building was purchased by Brezina Design and Construction Services, renovating the building for their offices.
Erected 2003 by Greater Buckeye Lake Historical
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal, and the The Historic National Road series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 18, 1821.
Location. 39° 57.716′ N, 82° 29.32′ W. Marker is in Hebron, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 40) and Basin Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hebron OH 43025, 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. Hebron Mill (here, next to this marker); Hebron (within shouting distance of this marker); Hebron Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Hebron (approx. 0.8 miles away); Buckeye Lake Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Eisenhower Interstate System (approx. 2.1 miles away); Buckeye Lake Dam (approx. 2.1 miles away); Buckeye Lake (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hebron.
Additional keywords. National Road.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.