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Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Millstone

 
 
Historic Millstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 13, 2008
1. Historic Millstone Marker
Inscription.  From Gilbert's Mill on North Fork River in Ellsworth Park, Danville's first mill
 
Erected by (Donated by) Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williams Beckwith.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 7.641′ N, 87° 38.136′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and North Gilbert Street, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Street. Marker is on the grounds of the original Vermilion County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln Delivered an Impromptu Address (here, next to this marker); Dr. William Fithian Home (within shouting distance of this marker); A Friend Forever (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
Marker is located on the grounds of the original Vermilion County Museum image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 13, 2008
2. Marker is located on the grounds of the original Vermilion County Museum
(approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aircraft in Honor of Chanute Air Force Base (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Regarding Historic Millstone. C. M. Gilbert's grist-mill was originally built in 1787. Mr. Gilbert purchased the mill in 1875, and ground about 7,000 bushels of wheat per year. The mill had three runs of stones.
 
Millstone from the original Gilbert's grist mill image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 13, 2008
3. Millstone from the original Gilbert's grist mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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