Smoketown Mill

2549 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA

(Lord 20-06) The mill was built in 1770 by James Gibbons and passed to his daughter, Rachel, and her husband, William Daniel, in 1810. Daniel added the 3rd story, and then sold the mill to Henry Espenshade in 1829 and it later passed to Amos Bushong. In 1847 Henry Espenshade offered the mill for sale and he was followed as owner by Eby, and M. P. Cooper before Amos Bushong purchased the mill in 1862. In 1864 and 1875 it was owned by Amos Bushong and in 1899 it was Isaac Bushong. It was still operating as a grist mill in 1994. It is currently an art store.

Built1770
Structure3.5 Story Stone
Water SourceMill Creek
TownshipEast Lampeter
TypeGrist
Headrace1300 feet
Tailrace300 feet
PowerOvershot wheel
and 2 turbines
Capacity100 bbls / day