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Dexter’s Grist Mill

 
 
Dexter’s Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
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 walking distance of
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this marker. Lest We Forget (a few steps from this marker); Sandwich Town Hall/Mill Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); First Church of Christ / The Dexter Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandwich Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sandwich Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away); Battle Of The Bulge (about 400 feet away); Our Fallen Heroes in The World War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Sandwich Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandwich.
 
Dexter’s Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2019
2. Dexter’s Grist Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 172 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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