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Wagoner-Hershey Grist Mill
Chester Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Early mill c.1740, this mill early 1800's
Township: West Caln Twp. | Watersource: Indian Spring Run


Wagoner-Hershey Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey, 03/21/2007, edited-Jim Miller

The mill is about 35'X 45' in footprint, standing 3.5 stories with one side burrowed into an embankment.

Wagoner-Hershey Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/21/2007

The frame tenent farmer's house was built c. 1850.

Wagoner-Hershey Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/21/2007

The miller's house with additions to keep up with living styles; still, part of which probably looks very much as it did in the early 1800's externally.

Wagoner-Hershey Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/21/2007

There is record of a mill at this site in the early 1740's; although, this may not be the same mill. If it is, it was pbrobably rebuilt in the early 1800's.

Wagoner-Hershey Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey, 03/21/2007, edited-Jim Miller

The uphill side of the mill showing the water inlet arch thast has since been filled in with stone.

Wagoner-Hershey Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey, 03/21/2007, edited-Jim Miller

Be sure to ask at the stone house for permission to look at and photograph the mill. Gps: Longitude 75' 56.40W, Latitude 40' 01.40N. (ADC 50 A6)

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Directions: Frm Parkesburg, Two miles south of US 30, follow Sh 10/Octoraro Trail, changing to Compass Road, north to the village of Compass. Turn right on Honeybrook Road/Sh 10 and right again in less than 0.2 miles on a dead end road. You've gone too far on Sh 10 if you get to Old Telegraph Rd.
 
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