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Cedar City in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chaffin Grist Mill

 
 
Chaffin Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. Chaffin Grist Mill Marker
Inscription.  In 1866 Louis R. Chaffin, at the request of Apostle Erastus Snow, placed a gristmill in Cedar City. His son, Henry, ran it until 1868 when Louis returned from "The Muddy." Adjoining land was purchased in 1875. Excavation by Alva Matheson proved the dirt floor basement to be 20 x 24 feet. Lava rock walls had an opening in east end. Upper walls were adobe with wood roof. Joseph Walker's history states he was working in mill in 1881. Later it was destroyed by fire.
 
Erected 1997 by Three Cedar City Camps – Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 402.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 37° 40.464′ N, 113° 3.06′ W. Marker is in Cedar City, Utah, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from South 400 East. Marker is along a walking/biking path approximately 1/4 mile east from the parking lot at West Canyon Park.
Chaffin Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. Chaffin Grist Mill Marker
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 South 400 East, Cedar City UT 84720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ward Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Social Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cedar City Tabernacle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cedar City Founder (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richard Harrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Stockman (approx. 0.7 miles away); Heroine of China (approx. ¾ mile away); Escalante Trail (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar City.
 
Chaffin Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
3. Chaffin Grist Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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