Historic Markers Across Alabama

Kennedy Mill, C. 1811

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Alabama Route 225 1.2 miles north of Interstate 65, Bay Minette, AL
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 30° 57.972    W 087° 51.78
  30.9662    -87.863
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Site of one of Alabama's first sawmills. In 1811, Joshua Kennedy engaged Jesse Ember to build two water-powered sawmills, convertible to grist mills, for a total of $1400. The mills were operated by Kennedy through 1820; were burned twice, once by Indians. The mill dam and site were later used by the Bryne Brothers, and then by Hastic & Silver Co. until 1906, when they were abandoned.

End of Kennedy Mill, C. 1811