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Kessler Cemetery
Also known as: Hodge Cemetery, Powder Mill Cemetery, Thomas Gibson Cemetery
Highway 569, Powder Mills Road
Powder Mill
Hart County
Kentucky  USA

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Directions: 1.1 mile east of Gardner Road on Powder Mills Rd (Hwy 569), beside the Powder Mills Independent Missionary Baptist Church.

Thomas Gibson was the last operator of the old gunpowder mill at Powder Mills on Lynn Camp Creek which was located just a short distance from the Gibson homestead. It ceased its gunpowder-making operation around 1865 just after the Civil War during which time gunpowder was sold to both the North and South, and thereafter was used at various times as a lumber mill, a grist mill, a woolen mill and lastly a carding machine operation all powered from a huge overshot waterwheel at the base of the large spring which provided water for the entire town of Powder Mills. The town ceased to exist around 1945 when Schuyler Best, the last operator of any mill operations passed away. At one time, the town consisted of several houses, a doctor's office, a telephone exchange, a general store, and a post office. Now, only the doctor's office and post office remain. (per J.D. Larimore, 3/14/12)
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