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Graves Mill ruins
Chester Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Unknown
Township: East Nottingham Twp. | Watersource: Northeast Creek.


Graves Mill ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/19/2008

The one side wall and partial end wall remaining of the former mill owned by Harvey Graves in 1883.

Graves Mill ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/19/2008

The end wall with perhaps the inlet or outlet arch lined with brick. It was a relatively, ornately constructed mill.

Graves Mill ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/19/2008

The side wall, about two stories high and the attached end wall on the right.

Graves Mill ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/19/2008

The miller's house nearby.

Graves Mill ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/19/2008

This may not be either the inlet or the outlet arch, but an open doorway to inspect and work on the exterior waterwheel. The square in the wall most times indicates an axle shaft for an exterior waterwheel protruded through the wall with a mounted waterwheel attached. The deep hole below may signify room for a large wheel to turn, an exterior wheel pit. The square hole can be seen in the first photo also.

Graves Mill ruins
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/19/2008

Notice the square hole in this photo of the upper portion of the endwall remains. GPS: 39' 43.64N, 76' 00.07W 400' elevation

Count your blessing; name them one by one. Count your blessings; see what God hath done. 'Count Your bLESSINGS" by Johnson Oatman, Jr. 1856-1922
(From the Nazarene hymnal - Sing to the Lord)
Directions: From the junction of US 1 and Pa 272, go south on Pa 272 about 2.2 miles to McCoury Road. Turn right and go 0.7 miles to Graves Mill Rd on the right. Go about 0.2 miles on Graves Mill Rd. to a bend in the road to the right. The ruins will be on the left side at the bend. Hard to see in the summer.
 
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