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Taylor in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Water-Powered Mill

 
 
Water-Powered Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel S., May 13, 2016
1. Water-Powered Mill Marker
Inscription.  
The Waterwheel, invented centuries ago, was the first mechanical device used to harness power. It even powered early Ford manufacturing plants in this region. Gristmills were used to make various flours and cornmeal. Sawmills were used to produce lumber. This water-powered mill replica was built by Taylor citizens in a volunteer effort.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 12.862′ N, 83° 15.116′ W. Marker is in Taylor, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Pardee Road, 0.3 miles north of Northline Road. The mill is located with the historical buildings at the southwest corner of Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor MI 48180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor Heritage School (within shouting distance of this marker); Hand Train Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Fitz's Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greenwald Herkimer House (about 400 feet away, measured in
Water-Powered Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou
2. Water-Powered Mill Marker
An additional marker located on the mill
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a direct line); Coan Lake (about 500 feet away); West Mound Church (about 600 feet away); The Sell/Schonsheck House (about 600 feet away); Town Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylor.
 
Additional commentary.
1.
The Ecology Center is housed in the mill.
    — Submitted May 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
Water-Powered Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel S., May 13, 2016
3. Water-Powered Mill
Water-Powered Mill and Markers at Heritage Park image. Click for more information.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou
4. Water-Powered Mill and Markers at Heritage Park
Main marker to left of mill, secondary marker on mill City website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2. submitted on July 30, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.   3. submitted on May 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   4. submitted on July 30, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.

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Jun. 25, 2022