Newtown Mill

1535 Habecker Road, Columbia, PA

(Lord 48-01) In 1722 James Roddy had a mill at this site. It was later owned by Alexander Roddy, John Roddy, John Flory in 1745, Valentine Florry in 1799, John Houtz in 1803, and Jacob Risser in 1818. John Houtz built the second mill on this site in 1804. In 1864 it was owned by John Risser, in 1875 by J. C. Garber, and in 1899 by John Garber. The mill closed 1922. It currently being used for storage.

Built1804
Structure3.5 Story Stone
Water SourceChickies Creek
TownshipRapho
TypeGrist / Saw
Headrace150 feet
Tailrace300 feet
Dam Height8 feet
Power2 Undershot
Wheels
Capacity20 bbl / day