Friday, June 24, 2016

Bridgeton Mill, Bridgeton, Indiana

Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge, Bridgeton, Indiana
 Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge, Bridgeton, Indiana
Markers & Museums
West Central Edition
Bridgeton is on Bridgeton Road about nine miles south of its intersection with High Street in Rockville, Indiana.
Joseph Lockwood and Isaac J. Sillman built a sawmill just south of the 10:00 Line in 1823 on Raccoon Creek. They would later add a burrstone to grind grain. Daniel Kalley and a James Searing purchased the mill in 1837 and added a distillery. The mill and distillery burned down in 1845.By 1868 another mill, the current one, was built.
Bridgeton 1878 House
1822 Case Log Cabin
Conley Ford 1907 Covered Bridge
1892 Iron Bridge
For more information on the history, shops and dining in Bridgton, contact:







Bridgton Covered Bridge
Bridgton Covered Bridge

Bridgeton Covered Bridge Association
8227 S. Bridgeton Road
P.O. Box 77
Bridgeton, IN 47836
Phone: (765) 548-4095

Bridgeton Grist Mill
Bridgeton Grist Mill
Bridgeton Grist Mill
Perched on the banks of Raccoon Creek, Bridgeton Grist Mill is the oldest continually operating gristmill in Indiana. The mill has been open at some point in every year for over 180 years. It is not the oldest gristmill in Indiana, but no other mill has been in continuous operation for that long. The mill began as a log sawmill that eventually included a gristmill as well. That mill burned down in 1869. The mill reopened in a new building, after conversions to a roller mill in the 1880's and to an electric mill in 1951.
Bridgeton Grist Mill and Covered Bridge
Bridgeton Grist Mill and Covered Bridge
In 1969 new owners converted it back to a gristmill with the installation of 200-year-old, forty-eight inch French Buhr Stones. This family owned mill is continually being updated and improved. The picturesque mill stands beside the pretty Bridgton Covered Bridge which spans Raccoon Creek over the dam that provides the gristmills power.
The Bridgton Covered Bridge Festival occurs annually in mid-October and runs for ten days. There are other festivals throughout the summer.
For more information, contact:
Bridgeton Grist Mill
8104 Bridgeton Rd
Bridgeton, IN 47836
(812) 877-9550
bridgetonmill@gmail.com

© Paul Wonning 2016

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