“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Tompkinsville in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Moore's Mill

Moore's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 5, 2011
1. Moore's Mill Marker
Inscription.  Phillip Moore purchased a steam saw mill on Meshack Creek from S. A. Moore, 1874. Phillip's son Joel and 4 grandsons eventually moved mill here. In 1929 the expanded lumber mill was among first mills in area to operate at night with electric lights. Phillip's grandson, George Moore, owned mill from 1941 until his death in 1965.
Erected 2000 by The Moore Family, Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Dept. of Highways. (Marker Number 2041.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 36° 39.899′ N, 85° 39.238′ W. Marker is near Tompkinsville, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is on State Highway 163, on the left when traveling south. Located about 3.5 miles south of Tompkinsville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Mulkey Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hannah Boone Pennington
Moore's Mill Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 5, 2011
2. Moore's Mill Marker (reverse)
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(approx. 2.9 miles away); Morgan's First Raid (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Tompkinsville (approx. 3 miles away); Rev. W. E. Thomas (approx. 3.1 miles away); William & Jane Hart Howard (approx. 3.1 miles away); James & Mary Howard Chism (approx. 3.1 miles away); Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tompkinsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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