"Farmers and millers, attracted by the rich bottomland and abundant water, sank
roots along the creek and the Ohio River. At least four mills served the area,
including an early version of Wolf Pen Mill, which some accounts say burned
down twice. A sturdy stone mill dating to 1870 still stands off Wolf Pen Lane on
Sallie Bingham's estate, Wolfpen Farm.
A stone wall thought to be a remnant of another mill sits beside a beautiful
stairstep waterfall on the farm.
Local legend holds that a flax mill was operated there during the early 1800s by a
man named Bash. An enemy caught up with Bash and torched the mill to cinders
one night -- with the miller and his wife inside. People still call the creek Bash's
Branch, said Martin Sweets, 75, of Prospect."
|Name||Bash's Branch Falls|
|Height of Falls||-|
|Width of Falls||-|
|# of Drops||2|
|Type of Falls||Ledge|
|Upper Rock Layer||Drakes Formation: Dolomite|
|Lower Rock Layer||Lacustrine deposits (Wisconsinan): Clay | silt | sand | gravel|
|Watershed Size (Acres)||-|
|Watershed Size (Sq Miles)||-|
|Area of Face of Falls||-|
|Name of Land||-|