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Ruins: Kerst Farm Mill
Berks Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | c. 1800-1830
Township: Union Twp. | Watersource: Sixpenny Creek.


Ruins:   Kerst Farm Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/09/2006

The dam on Sixpenny Creek is still in good repair and quite scenic.

Ruins:   Kerst Farm Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/09/2006

The apparent waterwheel and control valve for the inlet to the mill along with some foundation material. The mill was a pioneer mill, 2 story, 4 bay, of stone stucco construction.

Ruins:   Kerst Farm Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/09/2006

Built c. 1800-1830 by George Kerst, it was afterwards known as Linderman's Mill. The remains of what appears to be a small water wheel.

Ruins:   Kerst Farm Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/09/2006

Also in Sixpenny Creek, George Zachariah had operated a forge for a number of years, then Clinton Forge was torn down and the water power used to power Shirey's Mill.

Ruins:   Kerst Farm Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/09/2006

The apparent miller's house across Crusher Road from the mill ruins. Just downstream, Jacob Umstead operated fulling, feed and oil mills in the late 1800's. Daniel Kinsey also operated a grist mill on down toward Monocacy.

"I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies."
(Psalm 18:3 NJKV)
Directions: About 3 miles south of Birdsboro on Pa 724, turn right on Shed Road, turn right onto Crusher Road. The mill ruins and dam are just beyond Sixpenny Creek crossing on the left.
 
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