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Brandon in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Brandon Mill

1 1/2 miles Southwest

 
 
Old Brandon Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Old Brandon Mill Marker
Inscription.  One of earliest grist mills in Hill County. Built (1868) by Dr. Jas. T. Harrington, who also founded town of Brandon. Corn meal, basic to settlers' diet, was ground here. Dr. Harrington built a dam on White Rock Creek near here as a water source for power in the millhouse. His grist mill served a wide area for nearly 50 years. A grist mill was a primary need in every early community. Where bread could be made, settlements thrived. A good water supply and a grist mill were essential to a successful town. Today only stone foundations of Old Brandon Mill remain.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3693.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 2.731′ N, 96° 57.663′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on State Highway 22 near Farm to Market Road 1243, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mertens TX 76666, 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. Hammel's Branch (approx.
Old Brandon Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Old Brandon Mill Marker
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2.8 miles away); Mertens Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Saint James A.M.E. Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Milford Presbyterian Church (approx. 5½ miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 5½ miles away); Milford Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); James McDaniel (approx. 5.8 miles away); Thomas J. Jordan (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Old Brandon Mill Marker seen along Highway 22, looking east image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
3. Old Brandon Mill Marker seen along Highway 22, looking east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Dec. 5, 2022