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Lowell Mills

Location: CR 325 W & Driftwood Road at Driftwood River public access site, west of Columbus and I-65. (Bartholomew County, Indiana)

Erected 1988 Union Community Extension Homemakers

ID# : 03.1988.1

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From 1830 to 1880 the community of Lowell Mills thrived here along Driftwood River. There were two grist mills, a cooperage, a shoemaker's shop, a distillery, a saw mill, a woolen mill, an inn and general store. When the mills closed, the town was abandoned.

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Business, Industry, and Labor, Historic District, Neighborhoods, and Towns