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Millport Mill / Fertility Roller Mill
Lancaster Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1882
Township: East Lampeter Twp. | Watersource: Mill Creek.


Millport Mill / Fertility Roller Mill

The 1882 brick roller mill was built on a limestone foundation measuring 45'X 50' and built to a height of 2.5 stories above the foundation. Isaac Groff built the mill to be powered by two turbines furnished with water from Mill Creek. The mill was owned by I. B. Groff in 1899 and operated as a grist and flour mill to produce 10 barrels of flour / day.

Millport Mill / Fertility Roller Mill

In 1969 it was operating as John Bonholtzer's Feed Mill. In 1992 and 1995, it had been religated to storage, but kept up and in good condition.

Millport Mill / Fertility Roller Mill

The miller's house is across the street and is an interesting house in its own right. The barn has been converted into the "Old Mill Shoppe", a crafts and knick-knacks shop specializing in Christmas items.

"So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean."
(2 Kings 5:14 NKJV)
Directions: From westbound US 30/Lincoln Hwy E., junction with US 30 Bypass and Pa 462, take Pa 462/Lincoln Hwy E. for 0.25 miles, turn left on Strasburg Pike/L.R. 36024 and proceed about 0.6 miles to Mill Creek and the mill on the other side.
 
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