#0547 Chiles Mill


#0547 Chiles Mill

Site information:

Ruins can be seen on the creek, W of intersection of Chiles Pope Valley Rd and Lower Chiles Valley Rd


Plaque information:

On slope, E side of Chiles Pope Valley Rd


Plaque text:

Chiles Grist Mill

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

Registered 1/27/1956