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Benfer Mill / Hassinger's Mill / Snook's Mill
Snyder Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | First mill 1825, rebuilt topresent mill 1849
Township: Spring Twp. | Watersource: Swift Run, trib. to Middle Creek.


Benfer Mill / Hassinger's Mill / Snook's Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/02/2007

The first mill at this site was built c. 1825.

Benfer Mill / Hassinger's Mill / Snook's Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/02/2007

The mill was rebuilt in 1849.

Benfer Mill / Hassinger's Mill / Snook's Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/02/2007

The steel, Fitz overshot wheel. The water came from a millrace across the road, then channeled under the road into the small addition to the left from of the mill, comming out the slit in the concrete. There must have been an extension/sluice fron the building out over the wheel for the wheel to turn as an overshot wheel, unless the wheel has been turned around.

Benfer Mill / Hassinger's Mill / Snook's Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/02/2007

A view of the rear of the mill.

Benfer Mill / Hassinger's Mill / Snook's Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/02/2007

A picture of the mill race nestled between the rows of trees on the north side of Back Mtn. Road. The headrace travels about 800'-1000' to the mill.

Benfer Mill / Hassinger's Mill / Snook's Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/02/2007

The headrace forms into a junction box, changes direction to follow a concrete channel/pipe under the road to the mill on the other side.

Benfer Mill / Hassinger's Mill / Snook's Mill
Picture: Robert T, Kinsey 01/02/2007

Benifer Flour & Feed Mill until 1956, when flour production ceased. The mill operated with water power as a flour mill, then switched to electricity.

Benfer Mill / Hassinger's Mill / Snook's Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/02/2007

It closed as a feed mill in 1964-now used as B-C Auto Parts warehouse. GPS: 77' 12.49W, 40' 46.41N

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Directions: The mill is located on Back Mountain Road, 0.3 miles west of Sh 235 in the village of Benfer, north of Beaver Springs.
 
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