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Hughes Grist Mill
Lucerne Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1853
Township: Butler Twp. | Watersource: Nescopeck Creek.


Hughes Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/01/2018

One source of information states the first grist mill in Butler Twp. was built in 1813 by Samuel Woodling.  A second source of information states George Hughes, for who the village was named, built a grist mill in 1853 in Hughesville.

Hughes Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/01/2018

The name of the village was later changed to St. Johns. The 1873 atlas of Butler Co. only shows one grist mill in the township.

Hughes Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/01/2018

The view from St.John's Road near junction with Mill Mountain Road.GPS: 41° 1.65'N, 76° 0.39'Wele 981'/299 meters Sybertsville QuadrangleThe mill is now being used as an apartment building.

Hughes Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/01/2018

The A.Pomeroy map of Butler Township of 1873 shows the mill to be across the bridge to the left/south side of the creek, but the mill is actually on the north side of the creek and north end of the bridge.

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Directions: Exit I-80 onto US 309 southbound. In about 3/4 mile turn right on St Johns Road and go 3.5 miles, turning left on Cr 356. The mill is immediately on the right before crossing the Nescopeck Creek. The address is: 194 Mill Mountain Rd, Drums, Pa. 

 
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