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Elkmont in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sim Corder/Harrison Mill

 
 
Sims Corder/Harrison Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, April 12, 2016
1. Sims Corder/Harrison Mill Marker
Inscription.  Simeon Corder is said to have contracted with George Hamilton to build the mill and operate it for him in 1909. The contract was sealed with no more than a handshake. After Corder's death in 1923, his widow sold the mill to Aubrey Todd, who sold it to George Harrison in 1927. Harrison's descendants have owned it since that time. The waterwheel was sold and moved to Anderson, Al. in 1939 where it remained until 1996. After many years of deterioration and after major repairs it was returned to its original position. With a new millrace, the mill was returned to its original appearance. This mill is but one of many that once existed along the waterways of the county, but is the only one restored to its historic appearance thanks to the dedication of its owners.
 
Erected 2016 by Limestone County Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 34° 56.178′ N, 87° 7.893′ W. Marker is in Elkmont, Alabama, in Limestone County
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. Marker is on Buck Island Road (Alabama Route 99) half a mile west of West Limestone School Road, on the right when traveling west. On Mechanic Branch. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkmont AL 35620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dupree Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cunningham Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Abner Alloway Strange, Sr. (approx. 4 miles away); Bethel Masonic Lodge / Bethel: Giles County, Tennessee (approx. 6.3 miles away in Tennessee); Dr. Louie Edmundson (approx. 6.3 miles away in Tennessee); Lentzville Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Sam Davis (approx. 7˝ miles away in Tennessee); Sam Davis Capture Site (approx. 7˝ miles away in Tennessee).
 
Sims Corder/Harrison Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, April 12, 2016
2. Sims Corder/Harrison Mill
Sims Corder/Harrison Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, April 12, 2016
3. Sims Corder/Harrison Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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