Near Utica in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
"Ye Olde Mill"
Built in 1817
Restoration began in 1970 by the Velvet Ice Cream Company in conjunction with the Dager family. Ye Olde Mill is dedicated to our American heritage and for the enjoyment of all.
[Second Marker at Site]
Ye Olde Mill was one of the largest mills in the new Ohio frontier. It was originally water powered by the Licking River. A stone dam built about 1/4 mile up stream diverted water into a man-made canal called the “mill race”. That water turned the water wheel which turned the millstones for grinding wheat into flour.
After the water flowed over the wheel, it goes to the “mill pond”, into the “tail race” and back to the river.
[Third Marker at
The water wheel is 10 feet 4 inches in diameter, 4 feet in width and weighs over 3,000 pounds.
Erected by Velvet Ice Cream Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1970.
Location. 40° 12.895′ N, 82° 26.513′ W. Marker is near Utica, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker can be reached from Mt. Vernon Road. Markers are mounted next to the water wheel at Velvet Ice Cream Company's "Ye Olde Mill," about one mile south of Utica. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11324 Ohio Route 13 (Mt Vernon Road), Utica OH 43080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ice Harvesting (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hufford House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Homer Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Major General William Starke Rosecrans / Bishop Sylvester Horton RosecransVictoria Claflin-Woodhull-Martin / First Woman Candidate for President of the United States (approx. 5.1 miles away); Brandon World War II Honor Roll (approx. 7½ miles away); John Sparks (approx. 7.6 miles away); Licking County TB Sanatorium / Licking County Health Department (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.