—Explore Rochester and Our City Seal —The community's first water-powered sawmill was erected in 1819, just one year after the first land sale. Rochester's favorable industrial climate fostered many other businesses in the years that followed, including the Western Knitting Mills, built in 1896. At one time, Western Knitting Mills was one of the largest glove makers in the world, producing at its peak over 100,000 pairs annually. The company was one of Rochester's major employers and one of many contributors to the growth of the City.
|Placed By||City of Rochester|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 325488 N 4727579|
|Decimal Degrees||42.68090000, -83.13000000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 40.854', W 83° 7.8'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 40' 51.24" N, 83° 7' 48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||248, 586|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 321 Rochester River Walk, Rochester MI 48307, US|
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