Sims Corder/Harrison Mill

Sims Corder/Harrison Mill (HM1RN3)

Location: Lester, AL 35647 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 56.178', W 87° 7.893'

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Simeon Corder is said to have contracted with George Hamilton to build the mill and operate it for him in 1909. The contract was sealed with no more than a handshake. After Corder's death in 1923, his widow sold the mill to Aubrey Todd, who sold it to George Harrison in 1927. Harrison's descendants have owned it since that time. The waterwheel was sold and moved to Anderson, Al. in 1939 where it remained until 1996. After many years of deterioration and after major repairs it was returned to its original position. With a new millrace, the mill was returned to its orininal appaearance. This mill is but one of many that once existed along the waterways of the county, but is the only one restored to its historic appearance thanks to the dedication of its owners.
HM NumberHM1RN3
Year Placed2016
Placed ByLimestone County Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 487986 N 3865986
Decimal Degrees34.93630000, -87.13155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.178', W 87° 7.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 10.68" N, 87° 7' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29021-29759 AL-99, Lester AL 35647, US
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