Bash's Branch Falls

 

  ©ZBeavin

"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
Watercourse Bash's Branch
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  -
Status Confirmed
Latitude 38.335813
Longitude -85.586526
Elevation -
Land Owner Private
Name of Land -
County -
Azimuth -
Submitted by ZBeavin

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