Old Tunnel Mill – Vernon, Indiana - Atlas Obscura

Old Tunnel Mill

Vernon, Indiana

This former mill tunnel was blasted under the ridge to divert a portion of the Muscatatuck River.  

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The remains of the Old Tunnel Mill are located in a horseshoe formed by the turns of the Muscatatuck River just outside of Vernon, Indiana. 

All that is left of the massive two-and-a-half-story mill are a few foundation walls and a large chimney. Power for the mill was furnished by a race constructed in a manmade tunnel through a hill thereby diverting the Muscatatuck River. It was a marvel of engineering for 1824. 

Know Before You Go

Follow WCR60 S out of Vernon and follow the sign for the Baldwin Cemetary. Park there and follow the narrow path to the Mill ruins.

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