: The village of Gates Mills, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, derives its name from its founder, Holsey Gates, and from the importance of mills in this agricultural community. In 1826, the year of Gates Mills' founding, a sawmill was constructed to increase the lumber supply and attract new settlers. The following year, a rake factory was established, and by 1829 a gristmill was in operation. The Chagrin River was dammed to create a millrace that regulated the flow of water to the wheels that powered the mills. Shops and houses encircled the mills, which were then the center of industry in Gates Mills. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07061 Subjects
: Mills; Villages; Factories; City and town life; Rural Life Places
: Gates Mills (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)