Risser’s Mill

Aka Roddy / Horst’s Mill

c1721James Roddy (Rhoddy)
1802Michael Horst
1805David Horst
1814Peter Horst
1816New mill built
1899Abe Horst
1940Closed by Peter Horst Risser

Note: James Roddy also built the mill on the Chiques Creek later known as the Newtown Mill. The Newtown mill was owned by a Risser in 1812. Most of the old references to a “Risser’s Mill” are referring to that mill, which is south of Mount Joy.

Structure3.5 Story Stone
Water SourceLittle Chiques
TownshipMount Joy
Headrace30 feet
Tailrace50 feet
Dam Height3 feet
Power1 Overshot
Capacity8 bbl / day

The mill is located at 1481 Risser Mill Road, Mount Joy, PA.