Yount's Mills

Location: SR 32, 1 mile west of Sugar Creek Bridge, Yountsville (Montgomery County, Indiana) 47933

Marker No Longer Standing

Erected by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965

ID#: 54.1965.1

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Here Daniel Yount converted his carding mill into a woolen mill in 1849. For five decades it was a leading industrial activity in Montgomery County and during the Civil War sold grade A wool to the national government. It ultimately was a steam mill, finally closing when problems of wool supply and transportation forced abandonment of the enterprise.

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Business, industry, & labor; early settlement; Civil War