Weaver’s Mill

Weaver’s Mill is a two and a half story stone and frame mill located in East Earl township. The mill is near to where the Cedar Creek joins the Conestoga River. The mill appears as an unassuming structure on a typical Lancaster County farm. But the building played an important part of American history just prior, during, and after the American Civil War. This was the location of Gideon Weaver’s wheel wright shop which turned out scores of Conestoga Wagons during the time when many people were heading west.

1813Mathias Shirk (Woolen mill)
1814Mill burned and was rebuilt as a grist mill
c1824Christian Weaver
1834Gideon Weaver’s Wagon Shop
1880Aaron and Christian Weaver converted back
to a grist mill
1899Aaron G. Weaver
1917Frank M. Horst

This mill is located on Turkey Farm Road, East Earl, PA.

Structure2.5 Story Stone
Water SourceCedar Run
TownshipEast Earl
Headrace250 feet
Tailrace370 feet