Baughman's Mill and Stanford Railroad Depot

Depot and Mill Sts., Stanford, Kentucky

Mill and Depot


Old Baughman's Mill - Stanford, KY

Old Baughman's Mill - Stanford, KY

Photo taken by Sumoflam in February 2013



Street Views 


The Depot is in nice shape and can be visited. The mill is in bad disrepair. The windows have been boarded up. The upside is the old wooden water tower behind the mill. These are rare to see. The Mill, along with the adjoining L&N Railroad Depot, were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

The first steam mill in Lincoln County was built in 1848 at Buffalo Springs. When it was torn down in 1895 the logs were used to build Baughman Mill. The mill was the first steam powered flour mill in Kentucky.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 29, 1978
Reference number
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Transportation
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Rail-related; Manufacturing facility
Current function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1911; 1880
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2017: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 28, 2014: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • March 1, 2013: Updated by Sumoflam: There were no photos and there were no updates about the site. Updated the information.
  • March 1, 2013: New photos from Sumoflam