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Sunrise Mill
Montgomery Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1767
Township: Upper Frederick Twp. | Watersource: Swamp Creek.



Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

The 2.5/3.5 fieldstone mill on the east bank of Swamp Creek about 3 miles upstream of it's confluence with the Perkiomen Creek, has been undergoing restoration for at least fifteen years.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

This is the tailrace for the saw mill section, the water of which was then channeled back into Swamp Creek partway downstream toward the 3 arch fieldstone bridge, built in 1845, that crosses Swamp Creek just downstream from the mill.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

Very near, to the right of this photo, is the inlet from Swamp Creek leading into the mill to power both the grist and the saw mills.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

The 1845 three arch stone bridge over Swamp Cr. in the Sunrise Mill Complex.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

A fourth arch actually carried the tail race under the arched stone bridge through a smaller arch, in the photo, on Swamp Creek.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

The millrace from the dam to the mill (headrace) was built at one time by Michael Krause and his stepson, Yost Bitting.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

The dam on Swamp Cr. is right next to the mill.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

The 3.5 story stone/brick five bay miller's house and accompaning stone /frame Penna. Dutch bank barn were built in 1795. These also are being restored as part of the mill complex.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

Detail of the wooden pinned corner juncture fo the window frame.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

The 35'x65' grist and saw mill should soon be open to the public as a fully operational mill for demonstrational and educational purposes.

Sunrise Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/22/2007

The arched outlet for spent water from the mill is just below the 3 doors under the dormer sack lift.

"A merry heart does good, like medicine."
(Proverbs 17:22 NKJV)
Directions: South of Obelisk on Pa 73, travel 2 miles on Neiffer Rd. At it's junction with Swamp Rd., Sunrise Mill County Park should be in the vacinity.
 
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