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Addis/Fetter Grist Mill
Montgomery Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 18th century
Township: Lower Moreland Twp. | Watersource: Pennypack Creek



Addis/Fetter Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/27/1987

The 40'x 55' foot mill was built 3.5 stories originally of local fieldstone and was later stuccoed.

Addis/Fetter Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/27/1987

In 1987 the mill was serving as an apartment building.

Addis/Fetter Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/05/2007

Fetter Mill appears to be of an old world construction style.

Addis/Fetter Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/05/2007

The mill sits peacefully in a secluded nitch by a steel bridge crossing of the Pennypack Creek. The mill was built soon after 1835 by Amos Addis, with the mill using a not so common horizontal water wheel.

Addis/Fetter Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/05/2007

East across the creek is the historic Bethayres Railroad Station built 1883 on the Newtown Branch of the North Pennsylvania Railroad.

Addis/Fetter Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/05/2007

The outlet or tailrace to the mill came out of this overgrown arch about 30' west of the front of the mill.

Addis/Fetter Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/05/2007

The Yerkes House is situated on the hill above the mill at the north end of the bridge. Amos Addis purchased the land for the mill in 1835.

Addis/Fetter Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/05/2007

In the late 1860's, the mill was known as the C. G. Fetters Grist Mill. Mr. Fetters operated the mill from 1867 thru 1871, only four short years, yet Mr Fetters get partial credit in the mills name. The mill lies just on the edge of the community of Bryn Athyn, Pa. GPS: 40' 07.79N, 75' 04.31W

"The Lord knows those who are His."
(2 Timothy 2:19 NKJV)
Directions: Starting at Hatboro, Pa. follow Old York Road south for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Terwood Road. After 3.4 miles make a left turn onto Fetter Mill Road. Travel downhill through lovely shady hardwoods about .3 mile. Mill is on the right
 
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