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Sandwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Dexter’s Grist Mill

 
 
Dexter’s Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2019
1. Dexter’s Grist Mill Marker
Inscription.  
Thomas Dexter began building gristmills on this site in 1637.
The mill you see here today started operating in about 1654.
The early settlers of Sandwich brought their corn to “The Grist Mill”
to be ground into meal, their most important food. You will see
the old machinery with its wooden gears in full operation grinding corn.
Freshly ground meal from the mill, including recipes used by the original
families of Sandwich is available for purchase


Mill and Site Restored in 1961

 
Location. 41° 45.466′ N, 70° 30.017′ W. Marker is in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is at the intersection of Water St and Main St, on the left when traveling east on Water St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Water St, Sandwich MA 02563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandwich Town Hall/Mill Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandwich Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sandwich Civil War Monument
Dexter’s Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2019
2. Dexter’s Grist Mill Marker
(about 300 feet away); Battle Of The Bulge (about 400 feet away); Our Fallen Heroes in The World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edmund Freeman Saddle & Pillion Burial Ground (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sagamore Hill Trail (approx. 1˝ miles away); 241st Coast Artillery (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandwich.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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