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Ball's Grist-Mill

Ball's Grist-Mill

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted July, 2017

Ball's Grist-Mill

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

Ball's Grist-Mill

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2012

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Lincoln
On the north side of 6th Avenue
just east of the Twenty Mile Creek bridge
less than 1 km east of Victoria Avenue (Road 24)

Coordinates: N 43 08.012 W 79 23.000


Plaque Text

By 1809 John and George Ball had constructed a four-storey grist-mill here on Twenty Mile Creek. Equipped with two run of stones, the mill provided flour for British troops during the War of 1812. It was expanded during the 1840's and by the end of the decade was part of a complex which included sawmills and woollen factories. About that time George Peter Mann Ball laid out a village plot named Glen Elgin. His plans for an industrial community were thwarted, however, when the Great Western Railway by-passed the site in the early fifties. By 1900 the industries had declined and the grist-mill had been partially dismantled. Closed in 1910, the mill was acquired from the Ball family in 1962 by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

Related Ontario plaque
The Great Western Railway


Lincoln Plaques

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