Goshen Mill

From 1741 to 1758 brothers Joshua and Walter Denny, had a mill on Conowingo Creek in Fulton Township which was sold to Joshua Brown in 1758, passed to Joshua’s son, Jeremiah Brown in c1775, to Joshua Brown, Jr. the same year, to Slater Brown in 1820, to Jeremiah Brown in 1855, to a Wood who married a Brown girl in 1877, to Edward Ambler, to William Ambler, and to Joseph P. Ambler in 1877 and who owned it until April 25, 1895 when it was destroyed by a fire. The mill was rebuilt as a frame mill by Joseph Ambler in 1895.

The mill’s water source was the Conowingo Creek. A 3,900-foot headrace brought water to the mill which was powered by two turbines. Water returned to the creek by way of a 300-foot tailrace. The mill’s capacity was ten barrels per day.

The mill is located at 888 Goshen Mill Road, Peach Bottom, PA.

Built1895
Structure2.5 Story Frame
Water SourceConowingo Creek
TownshipFulton
TypeGrist
Headrace3900 feet
Tailrace300 feet
Power2 Turbines
Capacity10 bbl / day