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A category for non-water or wind powered mills and gins used in the processing of natural materials. In some instances if the mill/Gin is still operational, but originally was water/wind powered and has since changed its main source of energy, then it may be submitted for approval. See expanded description.
Expanded Description:
Waymarks can be any mill or gin, historical or still in operation, that process natural materials such as wood, cotton, minerals, grains, sugar cane, beets...etc.



An historic mill in rural Alabama built in 1840


The word "mill" has transformed over the years, it used to be a common word for any factory due to how they were powered, usually by water, but today it primarily is used in only a few specific types of industry. Here is a link that gives the more common types of mills. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gin is a term given for a place that processes and cleans raw cotton. The name is actually derived from the machine itself. A "cotton gin" (gin is short for engine) is what separates the cotton fibers from the seed and pod. Here is a link that describes the process. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A "cotton mill" or "textile mill" is different than a gin, this is where the cleaned bales of cotton are woven or spun into fibers. The fibers then can be used by cotton product manufacturers for clothing, sheets drapes etc. Here is a link with processes and some history on these mill types. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Instructions for Posting a Mills and Gins Waymark:

Please do not submit water or wind powered mills there are already categories for these. In some instances if the mill/Gin is still operational, but originally was water/wind powered and has since changed its main source of energy, then it may be submitted with one exception: A mill that represents itself to be an "example" of a "historically preserved" working water/wind powered mill.

*Steam, electric, fossil fuels, animal or human means of power can be submitted and placed in this category.

*To keep this category from being overrun with common mundane modern structures, No carpet or fabric mills unless they are of historic interest. Any mill submitted that is not clearly historic and appears to be of modern origin will be declined or put to an officer vote. "Historic" in this instance, is considered to be at least 50yrs old. In the case where a structure is less then 50yrs old, but has a historic marker or something stating an historic event occurred or the structure itself is somehow unique, it may be submitted for consideration. Many have been converted to apartments or condos, shopping centers etc. These may be included if the structure has an historic marker or something stating its historic value.

*Try to place in your description the date when the mill was in or began operation, when it might have shut down and any other historical information available.

*If any historical markers are present, please provide the text as well as an image of the sign or marker.
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A picture of the mill or gin along with any information you can provide about the waymark and what you might have experienced while visiting.
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Mills and GinsDe Oliemeulen - Tilburg, the Netherlands

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A former oil mill, now in use as a zoo in Tilburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 10/1/2021

last visited: 10/8/2021

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Mills and GinsRock Run Grist Mill - Havre de Grace, MD

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A grist mill at Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/16/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsFrankenmuth Woolen Mill - Frankenmuth, MI

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Michigan's oldest continuously operated woolen mill

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Michigan

date approved: 8/16/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsCollier's Grist Mill - Ellicott City, MD

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One of many historical markers in downtown Ellicott City, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/24/2021

last visited: 8/9/2021

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Mills and GinsSaint Michaels Mill - St Michaels, MD

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A historic mill in St Michaels, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 6/24/2021

last visited: 6/24/2021

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Mills and GinsWhited Grist Mill - Elk City, OK

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Built in 1903, this was Elk City's first and only mill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/18/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsJesrusalem Mills - Jesrusalem, MD

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A historic marker describes how this mill was used to build guns during the Revolutionary War. The mill building still stands today, just to the south of this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 5/23/2021

last visited: 5/23/2021

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Mills and GinsDalby mølle - Kolding, Danmark

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Siden 1500 tallet har der været mølle her på stedet. På den nuværende mølle som er eldrevet, produceres der havregryn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/25/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsShugart Cotton Gin - Varnell, GA

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Cotton Gin located within Prater's Mill Historic Site. ,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN

location: Georgia

date approved: 4/9/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsGerald Roller Mill - Gerald, MO

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Now a restaurant, lounge

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/2/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsAcea da Costa - Allariz, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Flour were here

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 3/28/2021

last visited: 3/29/2021

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Mills and GinsMolino de Cunqui - Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Restored water mill

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 2/28/2021

last visited: 3/1/2021

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Mills and GinsHoutzagerij Twickel

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Naast de huidige houtzagerij ligt de oude Twickeler Houtzaagmolen uit 1771 die nu dienst doet als museum. Oorspronkelijk werd hier op windkracht gezaagd, vervolgens met een stoommachine, daarna een diesel aangedreven machine en tot slot elektrisch.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member frederikhendrik

location: Overijssel, Netherlands

date approved: 2/13/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsMoulin de La Chevrotière - Deschambault-Grondines, Québec

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Le moulin de La Chevrotière, construit en 1802, est convertit en moulin à scie en 1922. Le moulin cesse ses activités en 1955. The Chevrotière mill, built in 1802, is converted to a saw mill in 1922. The mill ceases its activities in 1955.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 2/13/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsRockland Grist Mill - Brooklandville MD

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Rockland Grist/Cotton Mill(built c. 1806-1830) 2201 Old Court Road, Brooklandville-Rockland Mill was constructed by the Johnson family as a grist mill to grind farm farmers' grain sometime between 1806 and 1812.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/25/2021

last visited: 9/16/2021

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Mills and GinsAMD Milling - Enid, OK

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This large flour mill is in northeast Enid, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/24/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsWolff Milling Company - New Haven, MO

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The old office of the milling company still stands, along with the silos....MFA still uses the silos and office bldg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/5/2021

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsMuíño do Pazo de Vilamarín - Vilamarín, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Water mill of the Pazo

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 12/22/2020

last visited: 12/24/2020

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Mills and GinsÖlmühle Vanikumer Lindenhof in Rommerskirchen, NRW [GER]

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In der Ölmühle Vanikumer Lindenhof können Sie wertvolles und leckeres Walnussöl aus Ihren eigenen Walnüssen pressen lassen oder Sie probieren frisch gepresstes Öl und andere walnussige Delikatessen auf meinem Hof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Na+To

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: 9/1/2020

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Mills and GinsAnn § Hope Mill - Cumberland, RI

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Ann § Hope Mill (1886),centerpiece of the Lonsdale Company's plant in Cumberland, was one of the nation's largest textile factories when built. It was powered by steam.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/16/2020

last visited: never

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Mills and GinsTweemanspolder Molen No.3, Zevenhuizen - The Netherlands

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The Tweemanspolder Molen No.3 is a ground sailer near Zevenhuizen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 3/24/2020

last visited: 9/6/2020

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Mills and GinsTweemanspolder Nr. 2, Zevenhuizen - The Netherlands

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The Tweemanspolder Molen No.2 is a ground sailer near Zevenhuizen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 3/23/2020

last visited: 9/6/2020

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Mills and GinsTweemanspolder Molen No.1, Zevenhuizen - The Netherlands

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Mill No.1 of the 4 mills that together makes the 'Molenviergang "

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 3/22/2020

last visited: 9/6/2020

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Mills and GinsTweemanspolder Nr. 4 , Zevenhuizen - The Netherlands

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The Tweemanspolder Molen No.4 is a ground sailer near Zevenhuizen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 3/21/2020

last visited: 9/6/2020

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Mills and GinsParis Mill - Park County, CO

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Located in Buckskin Gulch on County Road 8.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mr.volkswagen

location: Colorado

date approved: 3/12/2020

last visited: never

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