Richvalley in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Miami Indian Mills
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Richvalley Lions Club. (Marker Number 85.1995.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 40° 47.198′ N, 85° 55.326′ W. Marker is in Richvalley, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Mill St and N. Jefferson St on W. Mill St. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Richvalley Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 W. Mill St, Wabash IN 46992, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Francis Godfroy's Council Chambers (approx. 4½ miles away); Burial Place of Francis Godfroy (approx. 4½ miles away); Camp Wabash (approx. 5.2 miles away); Brush Carbon Arc Light (approx. 5.3 Thomas F. Payne / Modoc (approx. 5.3 miles away); Wabash County (Indiana) Honor Rolls (approx. 5.3 miles away); First Electrically Lighted City (approx. 5.4 miles away); Paradise Spring Treaty Ground (approx. 5½ miles away).
Regarding Miami Indian Mills. The following inscriptions are found on the markers in front of each mill stone:
(Stone furthest from marker)
Millstone from the Miami Indian mill. The first known industry in Wabash County was operated by Jonathan Keller who founded Richvalley.
(Stone nearest to marker)
This mill stone is from the Indian mill at Mill Creek that was built in 1820 as a provision from the St. Mary's Treaty of 1818. The stone was given to the Richvalley community by J. Loren Elliott whose grandfather, Jacob Q. Elliott had used a team and stone boat to pull the mill stone from his farm.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans •
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