OLD GRIST MILL - DISTILLERY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scook
N 37° 38.853 W 085° 20.981
16S E 645589 N 4167992
Quick Description: The Old Grist Mill and Distillery at Maker's Mark Distilery.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2008 6:29:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM4VZE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
Views: 13

Long Description:
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OLD GRIST MILL - DISTILLERY
Formerly known as Burk's Mill and distellery. At the site of the present stillhouse, Charles Burks erected, September 1805, a waterpwered gristmill. The limestone walls of that early structure still stand, providing foundation support for the present stillhouse. Except during the time of prohibition, milling of grain has been continuous since 1805.
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Side 2
OLD GRIST MILL - DISTILLERY
Charles Burks began a distilleryy operation, circa 1805-1815. In connection with family gristmill. It is located near the present stillhouse. Charles Burks died in 1831, and the distillery was in operation until then. In 1889, distilling was begun again by George R. Brks, a great-grandson. He erected present plant now known as Maker's Mark Distillery.
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Marker Name: OLD GRIST MILL - DISTILLERY

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number (for official markers): 1509

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Kentucky Department of Highways


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