In pioneer villages, mills were among the first structures to be built. Water-powered mills ground flour, cracked corn and sawed lumber. An abundant water supply was a boon to the small community of Dayton. By the winter of 1822-23, there were fifty grist mills along the Miami River, eleven in Montgomery County alone.
At the heart of the mill were the water wheel and wooden gears which drove the machinery. Overshot wheels like this one used the weight and momentum of falling water to generate the power needed to run the millworks. This building is modeled on Staley's mill, built in 1818, in New Carlisle.
Dedicated in Carillon Historical Park, 1950.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 39° 43.666′ N, 84° 12.042′ W. Marker is in Moraine, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Carillon Boulevard 0.3 miles west of South Patterson Boulevard, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45439, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.