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Rehoboth in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill

1729-1870

 
 
Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Marker
Inscription. In 1720, Jonathan Bliss moved here from South Rehoboth and established a sawmill on the East Branch of the Palmer River with a homestead nearby. This homestead was one of the first in the area, and Bliss called it " my farm in the woods" the mill ruins can still be seen a short distance north of here and his house stood where the Latham House is presently situated.

In the 19th century, Francis H. Carpenter converted the mill into a shingle mill which he operated until after the Civil War. Williams Street was originally a private lane to the mill.
 
Erected by Rehoboth Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 51.708′ N, 71° 13.812′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Williams Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rehoboth MA 02769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anawan House-Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Anawan House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Perryville Dam (approx. 1.4 miles away); Anawan Rock (approx. 2 miles away); Old Yellow Meeting House

Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Remains image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Remains
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Redway Plain (approx. 2.1 miles away); Indian Oven Rock (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cole-Perry Turning Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rehoboth.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
3. Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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