A community developed with Huffman gristmill, sawmill, general store, and later church, school, physician, blacksmith, carpenter, Post Office est. in 1883.
James Hale ran last steam mill here, making spokes for automobile wheels for Henry Ford in great numbers.
Dam used for water mill removed in 1912. Covered Bridge discontinued in 2004.
Pioneer George Huffman
Pioneer settler George Huffman (1784-1854) Lancaster Co. Penn. came to Indiana Territory by 1804. In circa 1812 Huffman settled in Spencer County, purchasing land from the U.S. Government in 1815. George constructed an early grist mill in circa 1816. The Mill was attended from miles away, including the Lincoln family, Abraham making trips on horseback. Later with son, John Harrison Huffman (1812-1887) they added a combination water grist mill and 'sash' saw mill which did large business. They operated a store, farmed, flat boated lumber, corn mill, flour & goods south, accumulated over 1100 acres straddling Anderson River. The Huffman's donated property for nearby (in Spencer Co.) frame school 1851, cemetery and Christian Church 1858.
The Huffman's burnt bricks, cut windows, doors and porch pillars for two story homestead in 1844. Standing west of Anderson River, south of road, Spencer Co.
John Harrison Huffman's sons John R. (also a miller) & George W. served in the Civil War, George was killed at Vicksburg.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 7:21am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 519551 N 4217346|
|Decimal Degrees||38.10371667, -86.77700000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 6.223', W 86° 46.62'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 6' 13.38" N, 86° 46' 37.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 203 Co Rd 29, Troy IN 47588, US|
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