Rock Mill

Rock Mill (HMLQH)

Location: Maribel, WI 54227 Manitowoc County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 17.971', W 87° 46.516'

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In 1847 New York millwright and speculator Pliney Pierce built this mill adjacent to the rapidly falling waters of Devils River. First constructed as a sawmill, Rock Mill was quickly converted to a gristmill after the area's available timber was depleted. Serving mostly local German, Czech and Irish immigrant farmers, Rock Mill ground as many as 118 bags of grain a day and produced wheat, rye and graham flour and animal feed. The mill functioned as the social center of rural life here for almost 90 years, ceasing operation in 1934.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBusiness Center
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number377
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 4:40am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [2] BRIAN HUBEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 438157 N 4905432
Decimal Degrees44.29951667, -87.77526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 17.971', W 87° 46.516'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 17' 58.2600" N, 87° 46' 30.9600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)920
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16338-16424 County Rd R, Maribel WI 54227, US
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Very nice structure. Well maintained.

May 15, 2018 at 12:20pm PDT by brianh178

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