Old Brandon Mill

Old Brandon Mill (HM16LT)

Location: Mertens, TX 76666 Hill County
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N 32° 2.731', W 96° 57.663'

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One 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.
HM NumberHM16LT
Marker Number3693
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 692512 N 3547298
Decimal Degrees32.04551667, -96.96105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 2.731', W 96° 57.663'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 2' 43.86" N, 96° 57' 39.78" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22534 Farm to Market 1243, Mertens TX 76666, US
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