1 1/2 miles SouthwestOne of earliest grist mills in Hill County. Built (1868) by Dr. Jas. T. Harrington, who also founded town of Brandon. Corn meal, basic to settlers' diet, was ground here. Dr. Harrington built a dam on White Rock Creek near here as a water source for power in the millhouse. His grist mill served a wide area for nearly 50 years. A grist mill was a primary need in every early community. Where bread could be made, settlements thrived. A good water supply and a grist mill were essential to a successful town. Today only stone foundations of Old Brandon Mill remain.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:59pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 692512 N 3547298|
|Decimal Degrees||32.04551667, -96.96105000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 2.731', W 96° 57.663'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 2' 43.86" N, 96° 57' 39.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 22534 Farm to Market 1243, Mertens TX 76666, US|
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