Windmills of the USA


To most Americans, a windmill refers to a metal windpump (or more generally a wind engine). There are however a scattering of more traditional "grist" mills to be found in various states, as well as some modern constructions built to celebrate the heritage of individual communities.

This page includes a selection of the windmills of the USA.


Windmills (including some wind engines)

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

See also earlier pages on:

California Cape Cod, Massachusetts Long Island, New York Virginia Washington

Mock Mills

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Historical locations

Florida

In the 1920's, the fast growing area of Miami Beach had a windmill which served as an attraction and advertisment for a hotel and casino.

[Carl Fisher casino, Miami Beach]

Las Vegas, Nevada

There's not much demand for grist mills in the desert, so it probably comes as no surprise that the most windmill like structure to be found in the state of Nevada was a windpump associated with a casino - the El Rancho casino which was the first themed resort to open in Las Vegas.

[Las Vegas]


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