Mansfield Roller Mill

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Mansfield Roller Mill
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Mansfield Roller Mill is located in Indiana
Mansfield Roller Mill
Location Mansfield, Indiana
Coordinates 39°40′36.75″N 87°6′6.03″W / 39.6768750°N 87.1016750°W / 39.6768750; -87.1016750Coordinates: 39°40′36.75″N 87°6′6.03″W / 39.6768750°N 87.1016750°W / 39.6768750; -87.1016750
Architect Jacob Rohm
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Grain Mills in Indiana MPS
NRHP Reference # 90001788 [1]
Added to NRHP December 7, 1990

The Mansfield Roller Mill or Mansfield Mill is a (gristmill) that was built in Mansfield, Indiana, United States by James Kelsey and Francis Dickson in 1820; it has always run on water power from Big Racoon Creek. The original mill was a 30-foot (9.1 m) by 30-foot (9.1 m) log building.

According to legend, glacial stones from a nearby farm were used for grinding. In the mid-19th century a sash saw mill and a carding mill were added to the grist mill. The mill is a state historic site still in operation. The Mansfield Roller Mill now runs by water turbine engines.


Between 1973 and 1978 Tex Kelly (Edward Earl Terry (actor)) "The Bad Man of the movies" purchased the Mansfield Roller Mill and several other buildings and attempt to fulfill his dream of turning the town into Frontier City. His efforts failed and in 1979, Tex and Isabel returned to Tex's hometown of Coxville, Indiana and opened "Tex's Longhorn Tavern".[2][3]

Owners Jack & Shirley Dalton and Frank & Sharon Hutcheson donated the mill to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Museums and Historic Sites in 1995.

The Mansfield Roller Mill is located at the corner of Mansfield Rd. (historic) and Big Raccoon Creek in Mansfield IN 47872, just southeast of Rockville, Indiana.

Mansfield Road (historic) is now called by several names depending on the map date:

  • Country Road-37 (CR-37) (Most maps)
  • Green Castle Road
  • East 700 South

Geographic Coordinates[edit]

    • Latitude: 39° 40' 35" N Longitude: 87° 6' 7.99" W

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