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Richvalley in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Miami Indian Mills

 
 
Miami Indian Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
1. Miami Indian Mills Marker
Inscription.  This millstone is a remnant of the grist and saw mills built near here for Miami Indians by United States government as part of 1818 Treaty of St. Mary's. Treaty also established several Miami reservations in area. Possibly first industrial site in what became Wabash County.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Richvalley Lions Club. (Marker Number 85.1995.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 40° 47.198′ N, 85° 55.326′ W. Marker is in Richvalley, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Mill St and N. Jefferson St on W. Mill St. Marker is located in front of the Richvalley Community Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 W Mill St, Wabash IN 46992, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. VFW Post No. 286 Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Chief Francis Godfroy's Council Chambers
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(approx. 4˝ miles away); Burial Place of Francis Godfroy (approx. 4˝ miles away); Lost Sister Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); Camp Wabash (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Story of the Bell (approx. 5.2 miles away); Brush Carbon Arc Light (approx. 5.3 miles away); Wabash Christian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Miami Indian Mills. The following inscriptions are found on the markers in front of each mill stone:

(Stone furthest from marker)
Millstone from the Miami Indian mill. The first known industry in Wabash County was operated by Jonathan Keller who founded Richvalley.

(Stone nearest to marker)
This mill stone is from the Indian mill at Mill Creek that was built in 1820 as a provision from the St. Mary's Treaty of 1818. The stone was given to the Richvalley community by J. Loren Elliott whose grandfather, Jacob Q. Elliott had used a team and stone boat to pull the mill stone from his farm.
 
Miami Indian Mills Marker and Millstones image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
2. Miami Indian Mills Marker and Millstones
Millstone nearest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
3. Millstone nearest Marker
Millstone Furthest from Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
4. Millstone Furthest from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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