Voca Waterwheel Mill - Voca, McCulloch County, Texas
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Directions: 13 miles southeast of Brady on SH 71 at San Saba River. Marker is on south side of bridge, near Voca.
Marker #: 5307005658
Year Dedicated: 1972
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: None. Repainting would be only a marginal improvement.
Voca Waterwheel Mill - Built 1876, by H.A. Chadwick and sons, William and Milam, who constructed other mills in the region. Water was diverted from river by a still-visible, 1300-yard millrace. Originally used to grind wheat and corn; a saw was soon added to provide "rawhide" lumber. First cotton gin in the county, powered by this wheel and producing 3 bales per day, was constructed in early 1880s. A store operated near the mill for a short time, but moved to Voca after landlord refused to allow the sale of bitters. Mill operated until washed away by flood, June 1899. (1972)
Decimal degrees:  N 31.012396   W -99.208918
Degrees, minutes: N 31 00.744   W 099 12.535
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 480058, Northing 3430994
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