Morrison MIll - Burnt Prairie, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 15.114 W 088° 15.504
16S E 389892 N 4234513
Quick Description: This mill, registered with the Department of the Interior as Morrison Mill, was, and is, known as Liberty's Pioneer Mill, and Burnt Prairie Mill.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/1/2014 4:05:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMKEKM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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Long Description:

County if site: White County
Location of site: Mill St. (CR-625E), 2 blks. N. of CR-2550N, Burnt Prairie
On Site an Illinois Historic Marker: (in photos taken by other since my visit the marker is either knocked down in the grass, or missing altogether):
Marker erected by: The White County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society
Date marker erected: 1967

Marker Text:
This mill, started in 1833 by Andrew Smith, was continued by his descendants, the Morrison family, until 1984. The flint mill stones, imported from France, have been grinding corn since 1859. The town named Liberty by Scotch pioneers who settled here around 1816 was later renamed Burnt Prairie.

A flicker entry with interesting personal information about this mill

Year built?: 1859 then moved to this site early 1900

Is the mill or gin still in operation?: No

What is or was processed here?: wheat and corn

Are tours available?: None offered, view from the outside only.

How is or was it powered?: Originally horse powered, the a wood burning boiler installed in 1897, later coal, then fuel oil, then electricity

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