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Stuart Grist Mill
Washington Co. | Rhode Island | USA | Orig. 1757
Township: n/a | Watersource: Pettaquamscutt River.



Stuart Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

The original mill was built in 1757 and owned by Benjamin Hammond from from 1813-1867.

Stuart Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

The mill was instrumental for the areas fame for "jonnycakes", produced by using the local farmer's whitecap flint corn and grinding it into corn meal.

Stuart Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

Although fitted with a water wheel, the mill was inoperable for many years, until 2007, when the wheel was again connected to the mill gears.

Stuart Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

The white oak waterwheel used to grind corn meal several times a week weighs 8,000 pounds.

Stuart Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

GPS: 41° 31.21' N 71° 26.67' W ele 210 feet'/64 meters Providence Quadrangle

Tell me the story most precious, sweetest that ever was heard. Tell how the angels, in chorus, sang as they welcomed His birth; "Glory to God in the highest! Peace and good tiding on earth." "Tell Me the Story of Jesus" by Fanny Crosby 1820-1915
(From the Nazarene hymnal-Sing to the Lord)
Directions: From Annaquatucket Road in North Kingston, R. I., go south on I-1 about 3.5 miles to Gilbert Stuart Road. Turn left and drive 1.5 miles to the Gilbert Stuart Museum on the left after crossing the Pettaquamscutt River. The address is 924 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saudertown, RI.

 
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