“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Salado in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Davis Mill

The Davis Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. The Davis Mill Marker
Built in 1864 by
William A. Davis
First stone mill with carding machine in this vicinity. A sawmill and gin were added in 1866. French burrs, Leffel water wheel and silk bolt brought from Galveston by wagon in 1871. Made flour for Central Texas homes. No widow paid toll at the Davis Mill.
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 1179.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 30° 56.676′ N, 97° 32.224′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Pace Park Road, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. North of the Salado Creek bridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Main St, Salado TX 76571, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church of Salado (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisa Adeline (Addie) Barton (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Orville Thomas Tyler (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salado (about 500 feet away); Main Street Bridges (about 500 feet away); Salado Creek (about 500 feet away); Old Anderson Place (about 600 feet away); Armstrong-Adams House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salado.
Categories. Industry & Commerce
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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