Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Christian Dietert Mill
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 & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
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 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); Kerrville Telephone Company (about 300 feet away); Notre Dame Catholic Church (about 300 feet away); Masonic Building (about 600 feet away); Piñon Tree (about 600 feet away); Captain Charles Schreiner Home (about 700 feet away); Captain Charles Schreiner (about 700 feet away); Schreiner Wool Warehouse (about 700 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.)
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