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) : O'Malley, Nancy

PDF Url : ADA316671

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 181

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 and/or saw mills. The Fort Knox region's 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.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *HISTORY, KENTUCKY, ARTIFACTS, MILLING MACHINES.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE