Check Out This Historic Mill Site On Coal Creek Trail
Cedar City and Iron County are not running low on historical markers.
If you’re on the Coal Creek Trail walking path heading up Cedar Canyon, you’ll come across this historical marker erected in 1977.
According to the Historical Marker Database, in 1866 Louis R. Chaffin, at the request of Apostle Erastus Snow, placed a gristmill in Cedar City. The mill was destroyed by a fire sometime after 1881.
Also, on a side note, Erastus Snow is probably the most old-timey name I’ve ever heard. Okay, back to our regularly scheduled article.
Excavation on the site was done by Alva Matheson and uncovered a dirt floor basement and lava rock walls with an opening at the East end as well as upper walls of adobe and a wood roof.
There you have it, the story of one of many historical markers in Cedar City.