Benson Grist Mill was built in 1854 in Lake Point, which was then known as Twin Springs Creek. It was built to serve the early Mormon settlers in Tooele County. In 1855 the mill site community became known as Richville and served as the Tooele County seat until 1861. A tannery and sawmill were built nearby. After sitting idle for more than 40 years, restoration of the mill began in 1983 to preserve the mill site for present and future generations. Restoration of the mill, which is widely recognized as one of the more intact pioneer era industrial buildings in Utah, is an ongoing process, captivating the interest of visitors from many parts of the world. The Benson Grist Mill was hailed as the most significant structural landmark between Salt Lake City and Reno, Nevada when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1972.
Location: Found 10 miles north of Tooele City on State Route 138 beside Stansbury Park.
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