Hershey Mill

c1803Jacob J. Hershey
1814Abraham Hershey
c1824Benjamin J. Hershey
1860Jacob R. Hershey
c1864Ben Hershey
1899J. R. Hershey
1919David J. Hershey
1965Darryl and Mary Sensenig

The mill had what was claimed to be the largest 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
Water SourceW. Branch of the
Little Conestoga
Headrace500 feet
Tailrace500 feet
Dam Height12 feet
Power1 Overshot
Capacity35 bbl / day