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Stuart Snuff Mill
Washington Co. | Rhode Island | USA | Blt-1751-Oper-1761
Township: North Kingstown Twp. | Watersource: Pettaquamscutt River.

Official Website: www.gilbertstuartmuseum.org


Stuart Snuff Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

The house was built in 1751. Mr. Stuart operated a snuff mill in the basement of the house with power from a water wheel.

Stuart Snuff Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

The Stuarts operated the mill until 1761 when they moved to Newport.

Stuart Snuff Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

In 1930, the house and mill was restored by Norman Isham.

Stuart Snuff Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

The house served as a private residence and a tavern during the 18th Century, with the original snuff mill and water wheel being lost.

Stuart Snuff Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

An English snuff mill from the early 1730's was transported to the mill and a new water wheel was attached to the side of the house.

Stuart Snuff Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

In 2014 the site was, and is still, a beautiful museum along with the neighboring grist mill.

Stuart Snuff Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/14/2014

GPS: 41° 31.21' N 71° 26.68' W ele 210'/64 meters Providence Quadrangle

Directions: From Annaquatucket Road in North Kingston, R. I., go south on I-1 about 3.5 miles to Gilbert Stuart Road. Turn left and drive 1.5 miles to the Gilbert Stuart Museum on the left after crossing the Pettaquamscutt River. The address is 815 Gilbert Stuart Road., Saunderstown, RI 02874

 
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