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Historical Marker:

Kitchell Grist Mill


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Location:
The marker is located at south edge of Palestine on the west side of IL 33.
Latitude:
38.998
Longitude:
-87.6104
Dedication Date:
01/01/1963
Dedication By:
Citizens of Palestine and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
In this area Joseph Kitchell, who settled here in 1817, erected a grist mill and distillery which eliminated the trip to Shakertown, Indiana where the farmers had previously taken their grain. Horses were used for power, grain was taken in pay, converted to whiskey and sold to settlers.
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