List of windmills in the United States

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This is a list of traditional windmills in the United States.

Locations[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Prescott Iron Turbine mill
34°32′30″N 112°28′27″W / 34.54167°N 112.47417°W / 34.54167; -112.47417
Iron windpump 1876 IronTurbineWindmill 1 sm.jpg

California[edit]

San Francisco Murphy Mill Smock 1905 Appeared in the film A Jitney Elopement starring Charlie Chaplin
Windmill World
Murphy windmill.jpg
San Francisco Dutch Mill Tower 1902 Windmill World Golden Gate Park north windmill side.JPG
Solvang Smock Solvang California2.jpg

Florida[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Miami Beach Carl Fisher Casino Tower 1920[1] 1926[1]

Illinois[edit]

Further information: List of windmills in Illinois

Indiana[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Kendalville Robertson Mill Post 2000[2] Replica of Robertson Mill, Williamsburg, Virginia[2]

Iowa[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Elk Horn Danish Mill Smock 1976[3] Built in 1848 at Nørre-Snede, Denmark. Dismantled 1975 and re-erected at Elk Horn in 1976.[3]
Pella Vermeer Mill Smock 2002[4] Vermeer Mill.JPG

Kansas[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Reamsville Smock 1879[5] Moved to Smith Center, 1938[5]
Smith Center Old Dutch Mill
39°46.85′N 98°47.04′W / 39.78083°N 98.78400°W / 39.78083; -98.78400 (Old Dutch Mill)
Smock 1938[5]
Wamego Old Dutch Mill
39°12′13″N 96°18′08″W / 39.20361°N 96.30222°W / 39.20361; -96.30222
Tower 1925[6]
near Wamego (12 miles (19 km) north of town) Tower 1879[6] Dismantled 1925 and re-erected at Wamego.[6]

Maine[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Anson Bailey Farm mill
44°51′45″N 69°55′49″W / 44.86250°N 69.93028°W / 44.86250; -69.93028
1905
Castine Hatch's Mill c1800[7] 1815[7]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Dearborn Greenfield Mill Smock 1660 in Massachusetts Windmill World Greenfield Mill built on Cape Cod in Massachusetts USA, now at Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan.JPG
Holland De Zwaan Smock 1761 in the Netherlands DeZwaan windmill - Holland MI.jpg

Minnesota[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Mankato Seppman Mill
44°09′44″N 94°06′08″W / 44.162188°N 94.102180°W / 44.162188; -94.102180
Tower 1864 Located in Minneopa State Park Seppman.jpg

Missouri[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
St. Louis Bevo Mill Smock BevoMillOutAndAbout.jpg

New Jersey[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Holland Township Volendam Mill
40°35′48″N 75°09′50″W / 40.5966°N 75.1639°W / 40.5966; -75.1639
Smock

New Mexico[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Moriarty Eclipse mill
34°59′48″N 106°04′55″W / 34.99667°N 106.08194°W / 34.99667; -106.08194
1890

New York[edit]

Further information: List of windmills in New York

Rhode Island[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Georgetown McKenzie mill
35°21′23″N 84°54′55″W / 35.35639°N 84.91528°W / 35.35639; -84.91528
Iron windpump 1931

Texas[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Sheffield Canon Ranch mill
30°44′44″N 101°58′30″W / 30.74556°N 101.97500°W / 30.74556; -101.97500
Iron windpump 1898
Victoria Victoria Mill
28°48′04″N 97°00′05″W / 28.80111°N 97.00139°W / 28.80111; -97.00139
Smock 1870 Victoria grist windmill 2008.jpg

Vermont[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Alburgh Tower c1731[7] Standing 1749[7]

Virginia[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Flowerdew Hundred Flowerdew Hundred Mill 1612[8]
Flowerdew Hundred Flowerdew Hundred Mill Post 1978[9]
Williamsburg Robertson Mill Post 1621[10] Standing in 1723.[10]
Williamsburg Robertson Mill[9] Post

Washington[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Spokane Cambern Mill
47°38′43″N 117°23′20″W / 47.64528°N 117.38889°W / 47.64528; -117.38889
1929

Wisconsin[edit]

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Superior Davidson Mill
46°38′56″N 91°54′21″W / 46.64889°N 91.90583°W / 46.64889; -91.90583
Smock 1900[11] Eight sails[11]
Little Chute Little Chute Windmill
44°17′3″N 88°18′49″W / 44.28417°N 88.31361°W / 44.28417; -88.31361
Smock Under Construction by Verbij Hoogmade BV

Notes[edit]

Known building dates are in bold text. Non-bold text denotes first known date. Iron windpumps are outside the scope of this list unless listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sources[edit]

Unless stated otherwise, the source for all entries is the Windmill World website.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Carl Fisher casino, Miami Beach, Florida". Windmill World. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Robertson Post Windmill". Mid-America Windmill Museum. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Windmill History". The Danish Windmill. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Vermeer Mill & Interpretive Center". Pella Historical Village. Retrieved 20 July 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c "Old Dutch Mill". Ohio Barns. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c "Old Dutch Mill". Ohio Barns. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c d Lombardo, Donald (2003). Windmills of New England, Their Genius, Madness, History & Future. Cape Cod, MA: On Cape Publications. ISBN 0-9719547-7-1. 
  8. ^ "ABRAHAM PEIRSEY of JAMESTOWNE, VIRGINIA". Paul E. Pennebaker. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Windmills of Virginia". Windmill World. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "The Miller and the Windmill". Colonial Williamsburg. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Davidson Windmill". Waymarking. Retrieved 10 July 2009.