Oreville Mill

Aka Landis Mill

1048 W. Roseville Road, Lancaster PA

(Lord 19-01) There may have been a mill at this site as early as 1781 by John Kauffman. The current mill was built by J. & C. Kauffman in 1813. In 1822 Emmanuel Kauffman became the owner and in 1828 the mill was purchased by John Landis. In 1864 the mill was owned by Jonathan Landis, in 1875 by J. & M. Landis, and in 1899 the “Pike Grist Mill” was owned by John E. Landis. Abram & Michael Landis were the last to operate the mill. It was being used as a chicken house in 1969 and is now used for storage. In 2014, it was owned by Eric Ashley and is in good condition.

Built1813
Structure3.5 Story Stone
Water SourceLittle Conestoga
TownshipEast Hempfield
TypeGrist
Headrace1500 feet
Tailrace50 feet
Dam Height4 feet
PowerOvershot Wheel
Capacity8 bbl / day