#547:  Chiles Mill

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SW corner on hillside, Chiles and Pope Rd and Lower Chiles Valley Rd, 3.6 mi N on Hwy 128, St. Helena

Plaque: 38.535200,-122.337355
Site: 38.535514,-122.337423




State Plaque



From the Guidebook:

Built by Joseph Ballinger Chiles, who first came to California in 1841. He erected the mill on Rancho Catacula 1845-46. The first American flour mill in Northern California, it was still in use in the 1880s. Chiles was as a vice-president of the Society of California Pioneers, 1850-53.

Plaque erected by the Society of California Pioneers in cooperation with the California State Park Commission. July 7, 1956

2009 David Schmitt