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Ruins: Keyser Mill
Montgomery Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1792
Township: Upper Providence Twp. | Watersource: Perkiomen Creek.


Ruins:  Keyser Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/07/1992

This photo shows the dam on the Perkiomen only several hundred feet upstream of the mill ruins. The Perkiomen Creek furnished power to a turbine that in turn, furnished power to 3 run of grindstones.

Ruins:  Keyser Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/07/1992

The ruins consist of a few stone walls. This photo shows the inlet arch of the former 3 story frame mill with stone foundation. The mill was operated by the Keyser family from 1855 until it closed in 1923.

Ruins:  Keyser Mill
Picture: Bil Katrina 09/2010

This photo was taken of the ruins looking south, standing along the exterior wall where the inlet arches allowed the headrace to enter the mill. This photo was taken 180 degrees to, in other words, parallel to the location in the photo below, except that photo was taken over this wall, looking in the same direction - south.

Ruins:  Keyser Mill
Picture: old postcard postmarked Aug. 21, 1907

Vintage photo postcard, postmarked August 21, 1907, of Keyser's Mill on Perkiomen Creek near Oaks, Pa.

Ruins:  Keyser Mill
Picture: Bil Katrina 09/2010

The south wall from inside of the ruins, opposite photo above, still looking south. The front of the mill was more than likely facing to the right in both photos - towards Lower Indian Head Road.GPS: 40D 8.73'N, 75D 26.73'W ele 112'/34 meters Collegeville Quadrangle

"He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap."
(Ecclesiastes 11:4 NKJV)
Directions: Take a right off US 422 onto Egypt Road when traveling north on US 422. Take a left onto Cider Mill Road, go about 0.5 miles, and turn right on Freedom Valley Drive. Continue about 0.5 miles, turn right on Upper Indian Head Road, go about 0.2 miles and turn left onto Lower Indian Head Road. Go almost to the end of Lower Indian Head Road (used to be Mill Dam Road) and look for the ruins on the right side, in the brush.


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