Saturday, September 27, 2008

Compton Mill

Compton Mill is located in southern Pennsylvania at N39° 45.6922' and W79° 7.4025', about two miles north of the Maryland state line. The mill is not in operational condition and the mill dam is gone. The mill is located on Tub Mill Run, as the name implies the mill was a tub mill at one time. No waterwheel is visible on the mill. It is a very pretty building sitting in Amish country. While I was photographing the building an Amish buggy went by, though it was moving too quickly to get a good picture of it and the mill. The back right corner of the mills wall is gone and thus opens the mill building to considerable problem. The rest of the building is in excellent condition. Within the building most of the machinery appears to be intact, though the mill has been inactive for a long period of time. I was able to explore the interior of the building, though very dark and I was very impressive with equipment present. I visited the mill on September 26th of 2008.

This mill had both roller mills and millstones. On the second floor of the mill were bolters and sifters.

The tail race of the mill was in very good condition. There are plans to restore the mill and a new main shaft is within the building.

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