85th Anniversary of the Deuel County Courthouse


MILLSTONES

The millstones which support the flagpole in front of the courthouse could be credited to early history of Deuel County.

A mill, owned and operated by the Cordiner brothers, was located on the north end of Main Street, east of the highway, between the north creek and the railroad tracks.  It was believed that the stones were shipped directly to Clear Lake from the Quarries of France, early in the 1880's

Elmer Knight acquired the stones at the time of the demolition of the mill and displayed them at his filling station for 30 years.  When that business closed, the stones were given to the county, and in 1973 they were placed in their present position.
 

You can find additional information on the history of the Deuel County Courthouse,
at the "History" link on the main page and by clicking here.