Grist and sawmills, located along streams, were generally the first industries to form in a newly settled area. Mills were important because they provided a valuable service to the community. Early settlers relied on the local miller to grind corn and wheat and saw wood.
Skaggs Mill at Lost River, ca. 1900-1915. As one of the first industries established in an early settlement, mills were important because they provided vital services to the community.
Warren County, Kentucky, Mills