Richfield in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Village of Richﬁeld, Wisconsin
The Messer/Mayer Mill, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contributed to the early industrial and commercial growth of the Town of Richfield at Pleasant Hill. The mill produced flour into the 1930s and was the only grist mill in the Town of Richfield between 1879 and 1925. The cattle feed grinding business operated out of the mill from the late 1890s until 1954.
The property includes an intact 19th century homestead and a number of outbuildings all constructed by the Messer and Mayer families.
Erected 2009 by Washington
Location. 43° 15.789′ N, 88° 15.327′ W. Marker is in Richfield, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Pleasant Hill Road ¾ mile west of Wisconsin Highway 164. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Richfield Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4399 Pleasant Hill Road, Richfield WI 53076, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holy Hill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Winter Farm (approx. 5.3 miles away); Maxon-Wright House (approx. 5½ miles away); Christ Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dheinsville Settlement (approx. 5.8 miles away); Schubert Cheese Factory (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Livery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Home of Reuben John Schmahl (approx. 6.6 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.