Ghent Woolen Mill

Ghent Woolen Mill (HM2HBX)

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N 41° 9.49', W 81° 38.311'

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1832

The Ghent Woolen Mill was one of at least thirteen mills built in the Yellow Creek Valley to take advantage of the water power available in the creek's 400-foot fall across Bath Township. Erected by Messrs. Allen and Bloom in 1832, it was a marginal commercial success and changed hands several times during the 1800s—reportedly because an abundant wolf population in this region made raising sheep a risky venture. In its peak years of operation during the Civil War era the Ghent mill processed as much as 10,000 pounds of wool into finished cloth and yarn annually. It was converted to residences in the late 1890s. The oldest known woolen mill still standing in Ohio. It retains many of its original architectural features.
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HM NumberHM2HBX
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, the Bath Township Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 446428 N 4556511
Decimal Degrees41.15816667, -81.63851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 9.49', W 81° 38.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 9' 29.4" N, 81° 38' 18.66" W
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