Manti Fort Gristmill

  • Built in Manti, Utah 1854
  • Replicated in 1997

This replica mill, which ground grain into flour, was originally constructed at the mouth of Manti's City Creek Canyon in 1850. Three years later, the miller and his assistant were killed and the mill was burned down. The mill's surviving, working parts were moved and installed in a new mill built inside the fort. Danish immigrant Christian Nielsen coordinated the new construction. The mill was a one-and-a half story building made of limestone and held two sets of mill stones powered by a waterwheel.


Did you know?

Small gristmills were typically the first industrial structures built in each new town. By 1871, the Manti Fort Gristmill produced 16 barrels of flour a day, or close to 3,136 pounds of flour.