Aka Lexington Flour Mill/Willow Bank Mill
Snavely’s mill sits on the Hammer Creek in Warwick Township. The first mill on this site, constructed of logs, predated the American Revolution. After the revolution, the village nearby became known as Lexington. A new mill was built in 1790. The second mill operated under the name “Willow Bank”. The first two mills were on the north side of the road in Elizabeth Township. After the second mill was destroyed by fire in 1849, a new stone mill was built on the south side of the road in Warwick Township. The Snavely family acquired the mill in 1875 and have operated the mill since.
|c1750||Christian & Elizabeth Eby|
|1760||Christian & Catherine Eby|
|1790||New mill built|
|1796||Johannes & Maria Eby|
|1849||Destroyed by fire|
|1850||Christian Eby built new mill|
|1871||Samuel H. Hess|
|1874||Rev. Christian Risser|
|1890||David H. Snavely|
|1906||Ben B. Snavely|
|1941||Lincoln Miles Snavely|
|1983||Gerald “Jerry” Snavely|
|1985||Destroyed by fire|
|1986||Gerald Snavely rebuilt the mill|
|2009||Douglas & David Snavely|
|Structure||3.5 Story Stone|
|Water Source||Hammer Creek|
|Capacity||85 bbls / day|
In 2021, the mill is powered by electricity and is in business as Snavely’s Mill Inc. The building is in very good condition. The current capacity is more than 19,000 hundredweight of flour per day.
The mill is located at 333 Snavely Mill Road, Lititz, PA.