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Hain / Wertz Grist Mill
Berks Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | c. 1750's
Township: South Heidelberg Twp. | Watersource: Hospital Creek.


Hain / Wertz Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/20/1992

The 36'X 55'limestone 3.5 story mill, built by Fred Hain in the 1750's has become a storage facility or office space for the mental health facility at Wernersville.

Hain / Wertz Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/20/1992

The dam is just up the hill behind the mill but visible from the Sportsman Road.

Hain / Wertz Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/08/2006

Rear view of the mill, erected probably after 1750, since that is the date for the first mill on the site. These limestones appear to be cut / squared, rather than odd, assorted sizes and shapes.

Hain / Wertz Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/08/2006

The dam on Hospital Creek that fed Hain / Wertz Mill.

Hain / Wertz Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/08/2006

A closeup of the second from the bottom door on the front elevation showing some paint chipping and wear and weathering plus a hornets nest. *GPS: 40 19' 11" , -76 06' 61"*

"I will praise You, for You have answered me, and have become my salvation. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone."
(Psalm 118:21&22 NKJV)
Directions: About 0.7 miles northwest of Wernersville, Pa. on US 422, turn left onto Sportsman Rd. Go 0.6 miles ot the junction with Hospital Road and Huntzinger Road. The mill is very near this intersection.
 
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