Remains of Revolutionary War-era grain mill found

Published on January 6th, 2010 | by Admin


The remains of a grain mill which belonged to Revolutionary War figure George Rogers Clark may have been found in Clarksville, Indiana (a city named after him).

November’s discovery left the team of researchers excited, said Cheryl Munson, an Indiana University archaeologist overseeing the high-tech imaging and excavations in a 280-acre historic district along Clarksville’s riverfront.

She said the team picked up reflections from ground-penetrating radar that indicated a manmade foundation composed of stone or brick lies beneath the site.

“We are definitely excited about that,” said Jane Sarles, president of the Clarksville Historical Society.

The find was made along Mill Creek not far from the Ohio River in an area “that looks most promising” as the likely location of the mill that was a cornerstone of Clark’s original settlement just across the river from Louisville, Ky.

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