Accession Number:

ADA316671

Title:

The Historic Milling Industry in the Fort Knox Military Reservation Bullitt, Hardin and Meade Counties Kentucky.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 94-May 96,

Corporate Author:

KENTUCKY UNIV LEXINGTON DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

181.0

Abstract:

This report presents results of documentary research on former mills on the Fort Knox Military Reservation and results of test excavations at the Garnettsville Mill. Fifty-six mills were identified from documents of these, 21 are definitely or probably on post. Available milling statistics indicate they were powered by water or steam, and were most commonly grist andor saw mills. The Fort Knox regions milling industry declined by the early twentieth century but was an important community service and local business before that. The Garnettsville Mill is a good example of a mill that remained in service for a long time, approximately 125-130 years, according to available records. Test excavations at Garnettsville revealed well preserved cultural deposits and architectural remains, and recovered mill-related artifacts. On the basis of test excavations, the Garnettsville Mill is considered to meet the criteria for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places NRHP. Recommends further research to include more documentary review and analysis to clarify and fill informational gaps for known mills, to determine if identified mills exist as archaeological sites, and to possibly identify more mills. Further research should result in a thematic nomination of Fort Knox mill sites to the NRHP.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE