J. C. Turnley's Mill Place Grindstone

J. C. Turnley's Mill Place Grindstone (HM28IU)

Location: Dandridge, TN 37725 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 0.917', W 83° 24.937'

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Around 1820 to 1837, this large 38-inch diameter grindstone was used at John Cunningham (J.C.) Turnley's farm known as the Mill Place. J.C. Turnley was the founder of Oak Grove and built the Mill Place upstream from Hay's Ferry on the south side of the French Broad River, east of today's Swann's Bridge. A large gristmill was built at the site, and this grindstone made of sandstone was used for sharpening tolls and implements. In 1837 a tragic fire burned down all the buildings at Mill Place, including Turnley's residence, the gristmill, shops, and other buildings. This grindstone was one of the few things not devoured by the fire.

Grindstone donated by Rev. Reuel B. Pritchett in 1942
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HM NumberHM28IU
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Date Added Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 282308 N 3988342
Decimal Degrees36.01528333, -83.41561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.917', W 83° 24.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 55.02" N, 83° 24' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202 W Main St, Dandridge TN 37725, US
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