Old tower structure at Camelot Lake

Drive into the Camelot Lake area between Syracuse and Milford, just south of Syracuse-Milford Road (CR 1300N) in Kosciusko County and one can’t help but notice what’s left of this tower structure. Where Camelot Lake is now located used to be a gravel pit owned by Sturm and Dillard Gravel Company. The structure shown here was used to load sand and gravel into railroad cars from the nearby former B & O Railroad. Trucks could also be loaded. There was a spur coming off the main railroad line into the gravel company.

Former structure used to load sand and gravel


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My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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6 Responses to Old tower structure at Camelot Lake

  1. duckboy1 says:

    It’s been a long time since that’s been used. I’m kind of surprised it’s still there.

  2. john says:

    I use to live up on the hill for 20 years right next to it and the tennis courts. we use to play around that and the Love tunnel. it was the best lake ever to grow up on and ride 4 wheelers and play around the lakes. From 1983-1998 when there where very few houses around the lake. it was a kids play ground for playing and riding 4-wheelers around the lakes.

  3. Jeremy says:

    My mother learned how to drive and load a dump truck right there. My Great Grandfather and Grandfather ran Sturm and Dilliard for decades. I hope they never get rid of that structure, there is a lot of family history there!

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