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Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Audubon Saw and Grist Mill

 
 
Audubon Saw and Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Audubon Saw and Grist Mill Marker
Inscription. In 1816 John James Audubon and his wife's brother, Thomas Bakewell, built a steam mill here. The 45' x 65' structure cost $15,000; Audubon supplied over half the money. In operation 1817-19, it failed due to defective machinery and scanty wheat crops. Audubon then devoted himself to painting and found success. Mill was used later as tobacco warehouse; burned in 1913.
 
Erected 1979 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1645.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 50.452′ N, 87° 35.621′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on North Water Street 0.1 miles north of 1st Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 North Water Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Henderson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial
John James Audubon image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, 1825
2. John James Audubon
(about 700 feet away); A Civil War Action (about 700 feet away); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); They Served with Honor for Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henderson County Vietnam Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Workers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Audubon Saw and Grist Mill -1817 image. Click for full size.
Provided by University of Kentucky.
3. Audubon Saw and Grist Mill -1817
Looking south on Water Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Looking south on Water Street.
The view North on North Water Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. The view North on North Water Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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