Millville Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 40.791 W 111° 49.762
12T E 430970 N 4614563
Quick Description: This Eagle Scout Project is mounted on a stone monument at the southwest corner of 100 South and 200 West on the western edge of Millville, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 7:24:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMGYR4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CO Admin
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Long Description:
The historical marker, mounted on the stone monument, reads:


In the spring of 1860, Apostle Ezra T. Benson and Peter Maughan advised the people living at the Elkhorn Ranch to locate near a sawmill built by Esais Edwards and Roy Kent. This was done to provide better protection. In that same year, Apostle Benson organized a ward and “Millville” was adopted as the name of the small community of about sixty people. Although the sawmill was the only mill in existence at that time, the name of “Millville” was most appropriate as several others were built shortly after, including two gristmills, a molasses mill, a broom mill, a cider mill, and a lathe and shingle mill.

The first sawmill was located near this sight(sic) and was built of wooden framework. Later, in 1882, D. W. Hammond built a gristmill at this location. Stones quarried from Millville Canyon were used for its construction. The stones in this monument are some of the original stones used in that mill.

This monument is erected in memory of the pioneers who first settled the town of Millville. They were men and women of great courage.

This monument was designed and erected as an Eagle Scout service project by Jeffrey Lewis John, Spring 1987. Special thanks to the many citizens of Millville and other who assisted in so many ways.

Name of Eagle Scout: Jeffrey Lewis John

Project Completion Date: 3/1/1987

Troop Number: Not listed

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