Hershey Mill

c1803Jacob J. Hershey
1814Abraham Hershey
1830Benjamin J. Hershey
1860Jacob R. Hershey
c1864Ben Hershey
1879Jacob R. Hershey
1919Davis J. Hershey
1930Operations Closed
1934Jacob D. Hershey
1947Catherine Hershey Pickle
1962Richard C. Eberly
1965Darryl and Mary Lou Sensenig
2020Mary Lou Sensenig
Updated August 8, 2023

The mill had what was claimed to be the largest internal overshot wheel in the nation, measuring 20 feet in diameter and 3 and a half feet wide. It had 96 buckets around its perimeter.

The mill is located at 363 Hershey Mill Road, Mountville, PA.

Structure3.5 Story Stone, 40×40
Water SourceW. Branch of the
Little Conestoga
Headrace500 feet
Tailrace500 feet
Dam Height12 feet
Power1 Overshot
Capacity35 bbl / day