Osceola Mill

315 Oceola Mill Rd, Paradise, PA

(Lord 43-04) The first mill was operated in 1756-7 by Samuel Patterson, Jacob Ludwick purchased the mill from
Patterson’s estate in 1759 and operated it until 1783 when it was sold to George Eckert who owned the mill from 1783 until 1807 when it passed to his son, George Eckert, Jr. Esq. During the years that It was owned by George Eckert a new mill was built in c1800 and which was operated as Speedwell Forge until his death in 1807 George Eckert Jr owned the now grist mill from 1807 to 1829. It was owned by George Lewis Eckert from 1829 to 1868 and from 1868 to 1874 it was owned by Israel Rohrer who rebuilt the old mill in 1868. In 1874 Rohrer’s executor, David N. Landis, sold the mill in 1875 to Martin Rohrer, the brother of Israel who owned the
mill until 1879. Moses Snavely was the next owner and he had the mill from 1879 to 1903 when he sold to Jesse C. Snavely. Currently the mill is in good condition and is being used as a home and studio.

Builtc1800
Structure3.5 Story Stone / Frame
Water SourcePequea Creek
TownshipParadise
TypeGrist
PowerOvershot Wheel