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Nicodemus Mill / Wharf Mill
Franklin Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | unknown
Township: Quincy Twp. | Watersource: West Branch Antietum Creek.


Nicodemus Mill / Wharf Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/07/2007

Five Forks, formerly known as Mount Hope, had agrist mill in the mid-1800's. Perhaps this mill is the same one?

Nicodemus Mill / Wharf Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/07/20007

The doors up the front on each floor and the sack hoist have been enclosed with framework.

Nicodemus Mill / Wharf Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/07/2007

The steel overshot waterwheel is approximately 5' wide and 4' in diameter.

Nicodemus Mill / Wharf Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/07/2007

The wheel is supplied with water via an underground 2' penstock that comes up into a distribution box that pours the water evenly across the wheel.

Nicodemus Mill / Wharf Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/07/2007

The arch at the rear of the mills foundation is the site of the penstock entrance, although several feet lower.

Nicodemus Mill / Wharf Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/07/2007

The mill appears presently abandoned, but may be or recently has been used as a residence.

Nicodemus Mill / Wharf Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/07/2007

"You have gladly chosen Zion as your home, our Lord. You said, 'This is my home! I will live here forever'."
(Psalm 132:13 & 14 CEV)
Directions: From Waynesboro at Pa 16, take Pa 316 north about 3 miles to Wharf Road on the left. The road is now closed, but you can still drive to the mill which is only 0.1 miles west of Pa 316, about a mile south of the community of Five Forks at present day Nocodemus.
 
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