London, Kentucky: Outdoor Millstones Collection

The largest collection of old millstones in the U.S. is displayed along the walkways around a historic mill.

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

Address:
998 Levi Jackson Mill Rd, London, KY
Directions:
From US-25 turn east at the stoplight onto onto KY-1006/Levi Jackson Mill Rd. Drive a half-mile. Turn left into the parking lot and follow the walking trail to the mill.
Phone:
606-330-2130
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Outdoor Millstones Collection

The best time to visit is in the fall when the leaves change colors. There are some great opportunities to take photos. Not far from the mill is the Mountain Life Museum, as well as camping area with putt putt golf. Numerous picnic shelters and playgrounds are located throughout the park.

[Jessica, 08/22/2020]

Library of Mountain Millstones.

Outdoor Millstones Collection

It's the largest assemblage of millstones we have ever seen. The milling operation has ceased until further notice. Good RV parking.

[NomadikCulture, 09/22/2018]

Library of Mountain Millstones.

Library of Mountain Millstones

This place is beautiful! The state park where it's located is picturesque.

[Angie Gilbert, 11/26/2016]

Millstones.

Library of Mountain Millstones

Pretty place.

[Vance Erwin, 11/05/2014]

The Mountain Life Museum part of the park features seven restored (or replica) buildings containing pioneer relics; the accumulation of so many retired millstones is unique. The park is on the site of a 1786 massacre of a camp of 24 settlers by Indians.

Library of Mountain Millstones.

Library of Mountain Millstones

McHargue's Mill was built in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It stands on the banks of the Little Laurel River, where it intersects with Boone's Trace, a historic pioneer road built by Daniel Boone. This authentic working reproduction mill is open and in operation Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is free. Visitors can buy fresh stone ground corn meal at $2.50 for a two-pound bag.

The most notable thing about the mill is that the paths leading up to it are lined with the "Library of Mountain Millstones," the largest collection of old millstones in the United States. A few of these are of European origin, having been brought to America by early immigrants. The stones in the mill itself date back to 1805, and were carried by wagon or ox cart over the original Wilderness Road.

[J. Stephen Conn, 02/25/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

World Chicken FestivalWorld Chicken Festival, London, KY - 3 mi.
Birthplace of Kentucky Fried ChickenBirthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Corbin, KY - 9 mi.
Colonel Sanders StatueColonel Sanders Statue, Corbin, KY - 10 mi.
In the region:
Kentucky K-9 Memorial, Pineville, KY - 30 mi.

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