Baumgardner’s Mill

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Baumgardners Mill

Baumgardner’s mill once had the capacity for making 50 barrels of flour per day. It operated well into the 20th century.

1774Jacob Smith (log mill)
1806New stone mill built
1836Abraham Mylin
1853Destroyed by fire and rebuilt
1857Benjamin Harnish
1868John B. Good
1870Thomas Baumgardner
1899John H. Baumgardner
1900sJacob Herr
1900sHenry Hess
1911Edwin Diffenbaugh
c1914Henry Hess
1916Abram Hess
19??Enos Harnish
19??Sumner Brown
19??Clayton Hilton
19??H. Frank Eshleman
2014Dorothy Williams
Structure2.5 Story Stone/Frame
Dimensions40 x 60
Water SourcePequea Creek
Headrace300 feet
Tailrace75 feet
Dam Height6 feet
Power2 Turbines
Capacity50 bbl / day

The mill is located at 98 Byerland Church Road, Pequea, PA next to Baumgardner’s Covered Bridge.