Vermilion County Museum
116 N. Gilbert Street
Danville, IL 61832
The Historical Marker Database
From Gilber’s Mill on North Forth River Ellsworth Park, Danville’s first mill.
C.M. Gilbert’s grist-mill was originally built in 1787. Mr. Gilbert purchased the mill in 1875, and ground about 7,000 bushels of wheat per year. The mill had three runs of stones.