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Millstones from Emison Mills

 
 
Millstones from Emison Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Millstones from Emison Mills Marker
Inscription. The larger millstone is made from French Buhr cut into wedge-shaped pieces and bound together by a heavy metal loop. A “stand” is made of two similar stones, the “upper stone” rotating on the “nether stone” to grind wheat and corn. Both of these stones were used at Emison Mills.

The stones are one of three stands hauled by Thomas Emison from Georgetown, Kentucky, to Knox County, Indiana. In 1804, Emison built his home and Mill on Maria Creek.

Emisonís Mill was designed with room for three stands of millstones - two for corn, one for wheat - in addition to a sash saw for cutting timber. It was operated with oxen until 1807 when the court established Emisonís right to dam Maria Creek and construct an underpass water wheel. It was capable of grinding 25 barrels of flour and 100 bushels of corn a day.

The millstones continued in use at the original location until 1879 when the wheat mill was moved to Vincennes and named “Atlas Mills”. Shortly thereafter the steel roller process was installed, and the millstones were removed. The corn mill was moved to Vincennes in 1891 and named “Baltic Mills”, it has continued in operation to this day.
 
Location. 38° 41.125′ N, 87° 31.541′ 
Other View - - Millstones from Emison Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Other View - - Millstones from Emison Mills Marker
W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on Park Street east of East Scott Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sarah Knox Taylor (a few steps from this marker); Indiana Territory (a few steps from this marker); William Henry Harrison - & - Lewis & Clark Expedition (a few steps from this marker); "Grouseland" (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Thornton Scott (1777 - 1827 ) (within shouting distance of this marker); Vincennes University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Tecumseh (about 700 feet away); The Baty Place (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
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One - - Millstone from Emison Mills image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. One - - Millstone from Emison Mills
A "Stand" of Millstones from Emison Mills - & - The Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. A "Stand" of Millstones from Emison Mills - & - The Marker
Long View - - A "Stand" of Millstones from Emison Mills - & - The Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Long View - - A "Stand" of Millstones from Emison Mills - & - The Marker
Indiana Territory  - Historic Site - Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
6. Indiana Territory - Historic Site - Buildings
Indiana "Territory Capital Building" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
7. Indiana "Territory Capital Building"
"Grouseland" - - Home of William Henry Harrison >>> Short Steps Away. . . image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
8. "Grouseland" - - Home of William Henry Harrison >>> Short Steps Away. . .
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 14, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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