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Slabtown Mill
Columbia Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1789, rebuilt 1925
Township: Locust Twp. | Watersource: Roaring Creek.


Slabtown Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/14/2009

The mill was built in 1789 by Samuel Cherrington for Thomas Linville as a grist and saw mill.

Slabtown Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/14/2009

In 1925 the mill was purchased by A. J. Balshi, who rebuilt it and installed modern equipment.

Slabtown Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/14/2009

The mill closed in 1987.

Slabtown Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/14/2009

It was then turned into a hardware store and in 2009 was used for making wood pallets.

Slabtown Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/14/2009

Other owners after Linville, include William Berninger, Washington Adams, Jonathan Bauchman and others. A copy of a newspaper article about the original mill as it appeared in The Morning Press, Bloomsburg.

Slabtown Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/14/2009

A. J. Balshi, a miller from Catawissa, purchased the mill in 1925, and operated it through much of the 20th century.

Slabtown Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/14/2009

GPS: 76' 24.44W, 40' 54.25N

With Jesus, my Savior, I'm a child of the King! "A Child of the King" by Harriet E. Buell
(From the hymnal - Sing to the Lord)
Directions: From Catawissa, go south on Pa 42 about 4 miles to Slabtown. Turn left on East Lake Glory Rd. In about 0.1 mile the mill will be on the right.
 
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