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Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Christian Dietert Mill

 
 
Christian Dietert Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 30, 2020
1. Christian Dietert Mill Marker
Inscription.  

German millwright Christian Dietert built mills at Comfort and Fredericksburg before moving here in 1857. With the assistance of a young German miller named Balthasar Lich, he constructed a mill and dam near this site to serve the pioneer settlers of the community, then called Kerrsville. Dietert's Guadalupe River milling operation played an important role in the growth of Kerrville by processing crops and providing lumber for area homes and buildings. The business was later bought and enlarged by Captain Charles Schreiner, a prominent local merchant.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 846.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 2.66′ N, 99° 8.401′ W. Marker is in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on Water Street. The marker is at the back of the parking
Christian Dietert Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 30, 2020
2. Christian Dietert Mill Marker
The view overlooks the Guadalupe River.
lot and near the lookout to the Guadalupe River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fawcett Furniture Building (1882) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Notre Dame Catholic Church (about 300 feet away); Masonic Building (about 600 feet away); Captain Charles Schreiner (about 700 feet away); Schreiner Wool Warehouse (about 700 feet away); Old Kerrville Post Office (1936) (about 700 feet away); The Schreiner Building (about 700 feet away); Boeckmann Recreation Hall (1909) (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
 
Also see . . .  Watermill - History. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view from the lookout of the Guadalupe River image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 30, 2020
3. The view from the lookout of the Guadalupe River
The water of the Guadalupe River with a dam was the source of the power to the mill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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