California State Historic Landmark 547
#547 Chiles Grist Mill
Built by Joseph Ballinger Chiles who first came to California in 1841. He erected
the mill on Rancho Catacula in 1845-46, the first American flour mill in northern California. The
mill was still used in the 1880's. Chiles was a vice-president of the Society of California
Nothing remains of this site.
SW corner on hillside, Chiles and Pope Rd and Lower Chiles Valley Rd, 3.6 mi N of Hwy 128, Chiles Valley.
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