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Mill Monday 29 – Cloister

It’s Monday morning! As I mentioned last week, today is the last installment of my Mill Monday series. I haven’t covered all the mills that are still standing in Lancaster County, and I apologize if I didn’t feature your favorite mill. But all good things must come...

Mill Monday 28 – Sickman’s

It’s Monday morning! Time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. Today I will feature a popular destination on the Pequea Creek in Conestoga Township. Sickmans mill has featured a campground and tubing excursions on the Pequea for many years although, like many...

Mill Monday 27 – Stoneroad’s

It’s Monday morning! Time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. Today we travel back to Manor township and visit another mill on the Little Conestoga just downstream from Maple Grove. This is one of the oldest mill sites in the county, dating...

Mill Monday 26 – Zooks

Welcome to another Mill Monday! It’s time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. Today we feature Zook’s (aka Bushong’s) mill on the Conestoga River in Upper Leacock Township.

Henry Sheibly operated a hemp and sawmill on the north side...

Mill Monday 25 – Brownstown

Welcome to Mill Monday! It’s time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. Today we feature the Brownstown (aka Wolf’s) mill on the Conestoga River in West Earl Township.

The first mill on this site was a log mill built...

Mill Monday 24 – Rohrer

Welcome to Mill Monday! It’s time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. Today we visit the Calamus Creek in Paradise Township where the Highland-Rohrer mill has sat for 170 years.

The first mill was a small wooden mill built...

Mill Monday 23 – Bowmansville

Welcome to Mill Monday! It’s time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. Today we travel to the northern part of the County to the Bowmansville Mill in Brecknock Township. The Bowmansville mill is well preserved and is one of the few mills...

Mill Monday 22 – Lime Valley

Welcome to Mill Monday! It’s time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. Today we visit the Lime Valley Mill in West Lampeter township. This mid-19th century structure has been well preserved, and the nearby covered bridge still carries traffic over the Pequea...

Mill Monday 21 – Hess

Welcome to Mill Monday! It’s time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. This week features the Hess Mill in Drumore Township, also known as the Penrose Mill. This was a very busy sawmill and cider press during the late 19th century.