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Godshall's Mill / Troupe's Mill
Montgomery Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1736-37
Township: Salford Twp. | Watersource: E. Branch Perkiomen Creek.


Godshall's Mill / Troupe's Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 02/1981

An older Montgomery Co. mill of 3.5 stories with a footprint of 40'X 50'. Built in 1736-37 by George Meir, a well-known millwright of that time in the area.

Godshall's Mill / Troupe's Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 02/1981

An early operator/owner was named Godshall. In the 1930's, production had shifted from flour and or livestock feeds to Dr. Troupe's Staff-o-life food products.

Godshall's Mill / Troupe's Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/18/2007

This use, the last operations of the mill, continued into the late 1940's or early 1950's, until the mill closed. The use since that time has been primarily for storage.

Godshall's Mill / Troupe's Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/18/2007

The miller's house is just up Cowpath Road, next tyo the mill on the same side.

Godshall's Mill / Troupe's Mill
Picture: Nancy Bitikofer 07/2006

The photo shows the headrace inlet arch. Six hundred yards of headrace from the other side of Cowpath Road fed the waters of the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek from the dam upstream to the mill.

Godshall's Mill / Troupe's Mill
Picture: Nancy Bitikofer 07/2006

The mill originally had a wooden overshot wheel, but this was later replaced with a steel turbine to drive the stones.

Godshall's Mill / Troupe's Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/18/2007

GPS: 75 35.73W, 40 33.80N

"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you'."
(Hebrews 13:5 NKJV)
Directions: Location: Go 1.5 miles north of Telford, Pa. On County Line Rd. Turn left on Hollow Rd just before crossing the E.Branch Perkiomen Cr. and procede 0.4 miles to Cowpath Road. The mill is on the righthand corner.
 
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