Van Every Gristmill Historical

Van Every Gristmill Historical (HM1V2X)

Location: Bloomfield Township, MI 48301 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 31.824', W 83° 18.307'

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In 1837, Colonel Peter Van Every erected a flouring mill on the banks of the Franklin River. For a time, this mill was the only gristmill in Oakland County at which a farmer could sell wheat for cash money.
A potashery was erected in 1838 at the rear of this mill, but is not in evidence today.
The cider press currently in use is believed to have been moved from another mill located further downstream.
Colonel Van Every built a distillery in 1837 across the street from the mill, but it has since disappeared.
Although this mill was located outside the village, it has always been considered a part of Franklin because Colonel Van Every's home was located in the Village.
HM NumberHM1V2X
Placed ByFranklin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 310684 N 4711243
Decimal Degrees42.53040000, -83.30511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.824', W 83° 18.307'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 49.44" N, 83° 18' 18.42" W
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Area Code(s)248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7220-7334 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Township MI 48301, US
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