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Near Tomball in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Confederate Powder Mill

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, April 11, 2021
1. Site of Confederate Powder Mill Marker
Inscription.  
Established in 1861.
Cannon powder for the Confederate Army was made here until 1863, when the mill was destroyed by an explosion, killing William Bloecher, Adolph Hillegeist and Peter Wunderlich, employees of the mill.
The site was donated by Mrs. E.G. Hillegeist and her sons, Earl and Roy Hillegeist. Erected by Harris County Historical Survey Committee, Spring Creek County Historical Association and the descendents of those killed in the explosion.
Erected 1966

 
Erected 1966 by Harris County Historical Survey Committee, Spring Creek County Historical Association and the descendents of those killed in the explosion. (Marker Number 12704.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 30° 6.542′ N, 95° 39.362′ W. Marker is near Tomball, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Coral Canyon 0.7 miles north of Brown Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located within Spring Creek Park, in a clearing a couple hundred
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By Brian Anderson, April 11, 2021
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yards from the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tomball TX 77377, 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. Spring Creek Park Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Spring Creek County (approx. half a mile away); Salem Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Salem Lutheran School (approx. 1½ miles away); Old Salem Lutheran Church Site (approx. 1½ miles away); Griffin Memorial House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pillot Family (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tomball (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tomball.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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