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Griderville, Kentucky: Lighthouse/Windmill Building

Built of rocks; a relic of a vintage roadside era. Originally named the Little Dutch Mill, it was a gas station/cafe for people who traveled the Jackson Highway between Louisville and Nashville.

Hiseville Parts Center

25 Hiseville Rd, Griderville, KY
Hiseville Parts Center. Five miles east of Cave City, on the southeast corner of the blinker light intersection of US Hwy 31 E/N. Jackson Hwy and Hwy 70/Hiseville Rd.
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Lighthouse/Windmill Building

Stopped and spoke to the sister of the owner. Told her he should fix it up and rent it out on AirBnB! Nothing much to see. Can't go inside.

[Jess, 07/26/2023]

The "Little Dutch Mill," as it was originally named, was built as a gas station and cafe. It's been closed for years.

Old windmill business.

Lighthouse / Windmill Building

Was just by here on 5/3/18. It appears that the windmill blades are now gone, only leaving the lighthouse portion. The building looks forgotten and in need of repair. In its heyday it must have been a sight to see.

[Cathy Adler, 05/11/2018]
Lighthouse/Windmill Building

The lighthouse/windmill is actually located in a spot called Griderville. I believe it was originally a motel. It has also been a restaurant and a gas station. It is now home to "Crazy Louie's Fireworks," who puts on an annual 4th of July fireworks show.

[R. Kinslow, 09/19/2005]

Repurposed roadside windmill.

Lighthouse/Windmill Building

I was buzzing down Highway 31 in Kentucky at dusk when I came across this place. It looks like a light house, but also like a windmill with some seriously cheesy blades. It probably was a gas station and restaurant back in the glory days of travel, but appears to be dealing in fireworks now. It is also the only thing in town -- so small a town I had to use nearby Horse Cave to get a zip code!

[Richard Weiss, 07/16/2005]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Hidden River Cave and American Cave MuseumHidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, Horse Cave, KY - 5 mi.
Crystal Onyx CaveCrystal Onyx Cave, Cave City, KY - 6 mi.
Mammoth Cave Wildlife MuseumMammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, Cave City, KY - 5 mi.
In the region:
Dinosaur World, Cave City, KY - 6 mi.

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