Jamestown Windmill

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Jamestown Windmill
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Jamestown Windmill is located in Rhode Island
Jamestown Windmill
Location Jamestown, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°30′59″N 71°22′28″W / 41.51639°N 71.37444°W / 41.51639; -71.37444Coordinates: 41°30′59″N 71°22′28″W / 41.51639°N 71.37444°W / 41.51639; -71.37444
Built 1787
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

73000057

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Added to NRHP March 14, 1973

The Jamestown Windmill is a smock mill in Jamestown, Rhode Island within the Windmill Hill Historic District on North Road north of Weeden Lane.

The 30-foot (9.1 m) high windmill was built in 1787 to grind corn after the British occupational forces destroyed the previous mill around the time of the Battle of Rhode Island. The windmill operated until 1895. Several renovations were done in the 20th century and the mill is maintained by the Jamestown Historical Society. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as building #73000057.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.