Nankin Mills Historical

Nankin Mills Historical (HM1TU2)

Location: Westland, MI 48185 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.881', W 83° 22.238'

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The Power of Water

Henry Ford wasn't the first to come here
Early Native Americans gathered along the Rouge River for hunting and fishing. European settlers valued Rouge River waterpower, and the building you see here today was built as a gristmill in the mid-1800s. Henry Ford visited Nankin Mills as a child with his father to grind family grain. His fascination with waterpower led him to later purchase the mill to produce screws and dies for one of his Village Industries. Today Nankin Mills houses the Wayne County Parks offices and Interpretive Center.

You Auto Know
As a Ford plant, the hydroelectric generator here produced excess power that was donated to the village across Ann Arbor Trail known as Pikes Peak.
HM NumberHM1TU2
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304737 N 4691139
Decimal Degrees42.34801667, -83.37063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.881', W 83° 22.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 52.86" N, 83° 22' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)313, 734, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33208-33224 Edward N Hines Dr, Westland MI 48185, US
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