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Philip Swartley Mill / Freed's Mill / Keller’s Creamery
Montgomery Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1836
Township: Franconia. | Watersource:


Philip Swartley Mill / Freed's Mill / Keller’s Creamery
Picture: Jim Miller 12/12/2014

An !858 Montgomery County survey depicted this grist and flour mill erected by Philip Swartley on Indian Creek in 1836.

Philip Swartley Mill / Freed's Mill / Keller’s Creamery
Picture: Jim Miller 12/12/2014

A view of the same conjioned structure from the reverse side.

Philip Swartley Mill / Freed's Mill / Keller’s Creamery
Picture: Jim Miller 12/12/2014

The millers house is situated just uphill and northwest of the mill, later creamery.

Philip Swartley Mill / Freed's Mill / Keller’s Creamery
Picture: Jim Miller 12/12/2014

The dam on Indian Creek, located about half-way from thre creeks beginnings and its confluence with the Perkiomen Creek.

Philip Swartley Mill / Freed's Mill / Keller’s Creamery
Picture: Jim Miller 12/12/2014

The three arch stone bridge over Indian Creek at Swartley's Mill/Keller's Creamery.

Philip Swartley Mill / Freed's Mill / Keller’s Creamery
Picture: Jim Miller 12/12/2014

view of the dam from the south side of the creek.

Philip Swartley Mill / Freed's Mill / Keller’s Creamery
Picture: Robert C. Ziegler c.1970

A photo of Philip Swartley's Mill, aka Keller's Creamery taken on 35mm slide about 1970. Mr Ziegler called the complex Freed's Mill. The milling operation was discontinued in 1913. Jacob N. Schueck established a creamery here sometime after 1889, which later became known as Keller’s Creamery. The mill structure was certainly part of the creamery operation, for storage if nothing else.

Philip Swartley Mill / Freed's Mill / Keller’s Creamery
Picture: Jim Miller 12/12/2014

GPS: 40° 18.38'N, 75° 22.66'W ele 299'/91 meters Reading Quadrangle

Directions: Northwest of Pa 113 on Keller Creamery Road about 1 mile and about ¼ mile due-west of I-476/Northeast Extension of Pa Turnpike. The mill lies about 3 miles east Harleysville and about 4 miles west of Souderton. Pa

 
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