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Hess Mill
Lancaster Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | stone-1743/frame-1842/44?
Township: Drumore Twp. | Watersource: Fishing Creek


Hess Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/1999

George McCullough built an early stone mill here about 1743. Acquired in 1827 by Israel Penrose who sold it in turn to Joseph & Benjamin Penrose.

Hess Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/22/2006

Other records have Israel Penrose taking over Julius Hubert's sickle mill in 1827 and in 1844, building a new 40'x50' frame, 3 story grist and sawmill.

Hess Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 09/1999

Ben Penrose was owner in 1864 and again in 1875. Somewhere along the way, Jack Hess had to have owned the mill, hence the name. The final owner, Jacob McCrabb closed the mill in 1927.

Hess Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/22/2006

In the time frame when it operated, it was a grist, flour saw, and corn meal mill. Production of flour was 8 barrels/day.

Hess Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/22/2006

In October of 1992, some new repairs had been made, but it was only used for storage at that date.

Hess Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/22/2006

GPS: 39? 49.12'N, 76? 14.72'W 387'/118 meters Wakefield QuadranglePhotos 1 & 3 werectaken by Jim Miller 09/1999 while photos 2 & 4-6 were taken by Robert T. Kinsey 09/22/2006.

"Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Leaqd me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on you I wait all the day."
(Psalm 25:4&5 NKJV)
Directions: About 11 miles south of the center of the City of Lancaster on Pa. 272, angle right onto Chestnut Level Road. Just short of 1 mile, turn right onto River Road for 1.5 miles, then make a sharp left onto Scalpy Hollow Road. Travel 1/3-1/2 mile to mill on the left at intersection of Scalpy Hollow Road. & Furniss Road.
 
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