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Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Harford Co. | Maryland | USA | c. 1805
Township: Marshall's District #4 | Watersource: Deer Creek.

Official Website: www.edenmill.org/


Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

The first mill was built here c. 1805 by the Stansbury family and named for a local priest, Father Eden.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

In the late 1800's the mill changed hands, coming under the ownership of Van Sant & Martseller. They ran the mill until it was purchased by Frank Wolfe in 1905.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

By this time there was also a saw mill operating as well as a grist mill. Three years later, the steam mill in use caused sparks that resulted in the detruction of the milling complex.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Soon Kim

Eden Mill Model

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

A run of stones. The runner stone has been lifted by the stone crane off the nether stone in order to sharpen the lands and grooves of the millstones. The mill was sold to Marshall Stokes in 1910; and, he ran the mill through 1917. Not known if he bought a rebuilt mill, or if he rebuilt it after purchasing the property.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

Another millstone housing, including the vat & shroud. Also some wooden chutes with wooden slides slides for bagging various grades of product.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Soon Kim

Eden Mill Nature Center sign

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

Three roller mills which could grind to a finer flour than the millstone process could. the mill was purchased in 1917 by the Fawn Grove Light & Power Co. to produce electricity for several town sand busnesses across the state line in York Co., Pa

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

A flour packer used to fill and pack flour into sacks. Check the website above the top picture for further history details. Be sure to click on the visual tour to see how the grain was processed.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

A cut-away mill model showing the workings and machinery placement of a typical Mid-Atlantic states mill from the early 1800's using millstones for grinding.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

A paper 5 lb. sack for self-rising biscuit flour produced by Eden Milling Co. R.F.D. #1, Pylesville, Md.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

A paper sack in which fine bolted, white corn meal manufactured by Eden Roller Mills was sold.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

The generators that were used when the mill had become a power plant, are probably still used to produce the power to run the mill today, when it operates.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

The Stansbury Mansion. The mill operated again from about 1927 through 1964, having been converted from stone grinding to roller mill operation by James T. Smith. He converted the mill to a 50 barrel/day mill. Several of the attached storage building were added during this time.

Eden Milling Co. / Eden Roller Mills / Stansbury Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/15/2009

Smith died in 1964, and the mill was aquired by the Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation. It is today, Eden Mill Nature Center & Park.

"The Lord is sitting in his sacrd templ on his throne in heavan. He knows everything we do because he sees us all."
(Psalm 11:4 CEV)
Directions: Drive south of Fawn Grove, Pa on Fawn Grove Road, cross the state line and cross Sh 136 after 1.5 miles. Continue south on Fawn Grove Road to the junction with Red Bridge Road on the left and Eden Mill Road to the right. Turn right and the Eden Mill Nature Center/Eden Mill will be on the right before crossing Big Branch Creek where it joins Deer Creek.
 
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