Hess Mill

Aka McCrabb Mill

1698 Furniss Road, Drumore, PA

(Lord 13-02) The first mill was built of stone in c1743 by George McCullough and then it passed through many hands. Purchased by Israel Penrose in 1827, Benjamin & Joseph Penrose in 1833, and they built the new mill in 1842. In 1864 & 1875 Benjamin Penrose was the owner and by 1899 it was Larkins Penrose. The last miller was Jacob McCrabb and the mill closed in 1927. Today it is used as a barn and for storage.

Built1842
Structure2.5 Story Frame
Water SourceFishing Creek
TownshipDrumore
TypeGrist / Saw
HeadraceNone
Tailrace300 Feet
Dam Height10 Feet
PowerOvershot Wheel
Capacity25 bbl Flour/day