Gibson's Mill Site

Gibson's Mill Site (HMNHW)

Location: Brookline, MO 65619 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 6.74', W 93° 24.501'

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Wilson's Creek

In the summer of 1861, the small mill of John Gibson stood here. Although Confederate soldiers camped nearby and Union soldiers forded the stream here, the mill escaped the heavy fighting that raged just downstream.

In 1966 archeologists discovered parts of the mill's foundation, water wheel, gearing, and millstones. They also found melted glass and charred timbers - evidence that the mill was destroyed by fire after the war.

A short distance up the trail from here you will find the foundation of the Gibsons' house, also excavated in 1966. Evidence suggests that the house was built in the 1850s, and probably burned sometime after 1876.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 463720 N 4107411
Decimal Degrees37.11233333, -93.40835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.74', W 93° 24.501'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 44.40" N, 93° 24' 30.06" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5124-5198 Gibson's Mill Trail Extension, Brookline MO 65619, US
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