Goodville Roller Mill

117 Frogtown Road, East Earl, PA

(Lord 18-07) In 1784 John and Joseph Weaver, sons of Hans Weber (Weaver), built a 4 story stone grist mill 40 by 60 feet on Cedar Run, near Goodville, bringing the water through a long head-race from a dam built on a part of their fathers farm, and thereby made a head or fall of 27 feet for their mill, into which they placed an overshot head or wheel, 24 feet in diameter, being the highest wheel ever used in eastern Lancaster County. This mill descended from the original owners, through John Weaver, Henry W. Hess and Daniel Groff, David Martin and Aaron W. Martin, to Aaron H. Weaver. There was a fire in 1894 and the mill had been rebuilt by 1898. The mill was last operated by Aaron Weaver and he closed the mill in 1931 after a fire and it was rebuilt as a barn. Today used for storage and is in good condition.

Built1811
Structure3.5 Story Stone
Water SourceCedar Run
TownshipEast Earl
TypeGrist
Headrace1300 feet
Tailrace900 feet
Dam Height15 feet
PowerOvershot Wheel
Capacity24 bbl / day