Fordham Windmill





Elias Pym Fordham


History of the Mill


Only known history is that Elias Pym Fordham constructed a “prairie windmill” for grinding grist “north of the Ohio River” near the Big Wabash River in what was then considered New Albion, IL.

 bracing, and stage of the windmill.



  • Colyer, Walter.  “The Fordhams and La Serres of the English Settlement in Edwards County.”  Albion, IL

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