Eberly’s Cider Mill

Aka Bitzer’s Mill/Fiant’s Mill

Eberly's Cider Mill

This mill began as a fulling mill. It was converted to a grist mill in 1861 then finished its milling history as a cider mill. The adjacent covered bridge was built in 1846, making it the oldest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

1824Youndt’s Fulling Mill
1861John B. Bitzer (grist mill)
1875Henry Martin
c1883Martin Fiant
1933Closed by Nathan Eberly
1989Amos Zook
2005Elvin Hoover
Structure3.5 Story Stone
Dimensions45 x 50
Water SourceConestoga
TownshipWest Earl
TypeFlour/Grist/ Saw/ Cider
Tailrace50 feet
Dam Height6 feet
Power3 Turbines, 1 Overshot
Capacity20 bbl / day

The mill is located at 162 Cider Mill Road, Ephrata, PA.