Ramsey Mill and Old Mill Park

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Ramsey Mill and Old Mill Park
Ramsey Mill.jpg
The ruins of the Ramsey Mill in Old Mill Park
Ramsey Mill and Old Mill Park is located in Minnesota
Ramsey Mill and Old Mill Park
Ramsey Mill and Old Mill Park is located in the United States
Ramsey Mill and Old Mill Park
LocationJct of 18th St. and Vermillion R., Hastings, Minnesota
Coordinates44°43′36″N 92°50′35″W / 44.72667°N 92.84306°W / 44.72667; -92.84306Coordinates: 44°43′36″N 92°50′35″W / 44.72667°N 92.84306°W / 44.72667; -92.84306
Built1856–7, 1925
ArchitectIra Parke
NRHP reference #98000872[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 15, 1998

The Ramsey Mill was built by Alexander Ramsey and Dr. Thomas Foster in 1856–1857 on the Vermillion River in the town of Hastings in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The river had a head of 19 feet (6 m) and a width of 50 feet (15 m) near the 4 story gristmill. An addition included a cooper shop and storage facility. Although Ramsey sold his interest in 1877, it retained his name. Maximum output was achieved in 1894, at 125 barrels per day. On December 22, 1894, the building burned, possibly due to arson.[2][3]


Ramsey Mill ruins, 1902
Ramsey Mill ruins, 1902.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.
  3. ^ Kaplan, Anne; Ziebarth, Marilyn (1999). Making Minnesota Territory, 1849-1858. ISBN 978-0-87351-373-9. Retrieved 2008-02-27.