Built in 1848, the Pine Creek Grist Mill is thought to be the oldest working mill on its original site between the Mississippi River and the Rockies. Muscatine County’s first official resident, Benjamin Nye, constructed the mill in response to the growing demand of pioneering families to have their crops ground into usable products like flour and meal.
The mill is situated along a beautiful stream with a bridge that you can walk over to get a complete view of how the mill operates. That view is featured in this short video.
Located near the mill is the historic one-room Melpine Schoolhouse constructed in the 1880’s. The mill is located one mile from Iowa Hwy 22 between Muscatine and Davenport, IA.
As part of Wild Cat Den State Park, you can spend the day walking the trails through the rolling hills surrounding the mill.