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Grand Gulf in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Water Wheel

 

—Port Gibson Historic Tour —

 
Water Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Water Wheel Marker
Inscription. This water wheel was originally built for Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Peacock of Mendenhall Ms., in 1948 and was donated by them to this park in 1971.

  The wheel was built for the purpose of generating electricity by water power that operated a Delco generator. This electricity was utilized to light nine 50-watt bulbs over five small minnow ponds located below a large lake that furnished water to turn the wheel. The energy produced here is intended to be used to operate the grist-mill.
 
Erected by the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
 
Location. 32° 1.845′ N, 91° 3.161′ W. Marker is in Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grand Gulf Road and River Road. Touch for map. Located at the Grand Gulf Military Park (Fee charged). Marker is at or near this postal address: 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scotia (a few steps from this marker); Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (within shouting distance
Water Wheel near pond. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Water Wheel near pond.
of this marker); Confederate Memorial Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Supporting Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Gulf Military Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Grand Gulf Naval Battle (about 300 feet away); The Buildup for War (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Also see . . .  Grand Gulf Military Park site about the water wheel. (Submitted on June 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Nearby grist-mill. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. Nearby grist-mill.
Water Wheel & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
4. Water Wheel & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 119 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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