Cedar City’s Old Mill
If you head east on Highway 14 on the way up Cedar Canyon, there’s a historical marker that tells one of the many stories of Cedar City.
According to the Sons of Utah Pioneers and the Southwestern Heritage Center Historical Society, in 1876, the Cedar Co-operative Mercantile and Manufacturing Institution constructed the Cedar Co-op Mill.
The large three-story wooden building originally had two sets of four-foot grinding stones which were turned by water brought in a ditch from Coal Creek.
The mill ground the flour, cereal, and livestock feed for much of Iron County and had its grinding stones replaced in 1900 by a set of rollers.
The mill was changed to a plaster mill in 1934 and operated that way until 1945.
In 1952 the building was torn down and the property was sold to Cedar City. The Old Mill marker was dedicated in 1984.
The information in this article has come from the historical marker and the Southwestern Heritage Center Historical Society.
You can learn more about Cedar City's and Iron County's history by visiting the Southwestern Heritage Center Historical Society at the link here.