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Mattis' Grist Mill
Dauphin Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | First mill Late 1700's, this mill early-mid 1800's
Township: Washington Twp. | Watersource: Wiconisco Creek.


Mattis' Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 07/18/2006

A 40'X 50' grist mill in relatively good condition, owned by the same family continuously since being built.

Mattis' Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 07/18/2006

The mill sits behind the big barn on a bend in the road.

Mattis' Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 07/18/2006

The 2.5 story frame mill on a one story brown & buff sandstone foundation.

Mattis' Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 07/18/2006

The original mill was built by the Mattis family in the late 1700's. It was taken down by a tornado and replaced by the present mill in the early to mid-1800's.

Mattis' Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey, 07/18/2006, edited-Jim Miller

Millstone with a distinctive pattern, showing lands and grooves.

Mattis' Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 07/18/2006

The inlet arch on the left side of the mill. The stream flow of the Wiconisco Creek, behind the mill, is from left to right.

Mattis' Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 07/18/2006

The miller's house on the Mattis farm/mill property. The Mattis family still owns the farm and mill, although the mill is not operating.

Mattis' Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 07/18/2006

The mill is situated on private property, so ask permission before going onto the property to take photos.

Mattis' Grist Mill

"...You people are precious to me, and when I come to bring justice, I will protect you, just as parents protecting an obedient child. Then everyone will once again see the difference between those who obey me by doing right and those who reject me by doing wrong."
(Malachi 3:17 & 18 CEV)
Directions: About 10 miles west of Millersburg on Sh 209, turn left on Wilhour Road/Sr 1007. Go 0.5 miles to Mattis Mill Road/Botts Rd., go 0.2 miles to Wiconisco Creek, then another 0.3 miles on Mattis Mill Rd./Fridt Rd. to the mill on the left behind a barn on a bend in Fridt Rd., almost to the bridge across the Wiconisco Creek downstream of the first crossing.
 
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