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Mill Stones

 
 
Mill Stones Marker - Burtonsville, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 24, 2010
1. Mill Stones Marker - Burtonsville, NY
Inscription. From early grist mill owned by Judah Burton. Mill Site located on Colyer Road. Donated to the town by Joseph A. Gregar
 
Erected by Town of Charleston, N.Y.
 
Location. 42° 48.3′ N, 74° 15.533′ W. Marker is in Charleston, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 160 and Colyer Road, on the right when traveling east on County Route 160. Click for map. The Mill Stones marker is in the hamlet of Burtonsville, across Colyer Road from the Burtonsville Fire Department. Marker is in this post office area: Esperance NY 12066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Burtonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Eatons Corners Post Office & Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tory Tree Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); County Line Meeting House (approx. one mile away); Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Presbyterian Church Esperance, NY (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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Mill Stones Marker and Mill Stones image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 24, 2010
2. Mill Stones Marker and Mill Stones
Schoharie Creek, Burtonsville, Butonville
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Mill Stones Marker and Mill Stones image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 3, 2010
3. Mill Stones Marker and Mill Stones
Mill Stones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 8, 2010
4. Mill Stones Marker
The view is to the east, looking toward the two bridges that span sections of the Schoharie Creek.
Mill Stones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 24, 2010
5. Mill Stones Marker
The view is to the west from Schenectady County across the Schoharie Creek into Montgomery County. The marker is to the left of the motorcycle on the far side of the bridge.
1834 Judah Burton Jr. Home image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 13, 2010
6. 1834 Judah Burton Jr. Home
In 1785 Judah Burton Sr. erected the first saw mill and grist mill in this community located in the southeast corner of the Town of Charleston in Montgomery County. In 1790 he had the first bridge across the Schoharie Creek erected. A toll bridge, it brought many people to the mills along the creek fueled by the natural falls. His home still remains today near the site of the mills along the creek. Mudges Hollow became Eaton Corners, then in 1837 the name was changed to Burtonville (without the 's') in honor of Judah Burton Sr. In 1850 Judah Burton, Jr. built a sawmill, one of the many that flooding periodically took out along with bridges and other factories that had developed there. After a flood in 1870 which washed away the lumber, grist, and carding mills, and other factories, Burtonsville (the s having worked its way in) declined. In 1834 Judah Burton Jr. built the home pictured here.
1834 Judah Burton Jr. Home image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 13, 2010
7. 1834 Judah Burton Jr. Home
Another view of the Judah Burton home. The home is a Federal Style side-hall colonial.
 
 
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