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Romeyn's Mill

 
 
Romeyn's Mill Marker, Village of Mayfield, N.Y image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, Aug 30, 20
1. Romeyn's Mill Marker, Village of Mayfield, N.Y
Inscription.
Site Of
Romeyn's Mill
Erected 1773 by Sir William
Johnson. Burned During
Revolution. Rebuilt by Col.
Abraham Romeyn. Commander
Montgomery County Militia

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 5.85′ N, 74° 15.407′ W. Marker is in Mayfield, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on School Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The Romeyn's Mill Marker is at the north end of the bridge that spans the spill way that seperates Mayfield Little Lake Outlet and the Great Sacandaga Reservoir. Marker also overlooks the nearby Mayfield Marina. Marker is in this post office area: Mayfield NY 12117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dutch Reformed Church of Mayfield (approx. half a mile away); Anthonyville (approx. one mile away); Burying Ground (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rice Homestead (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mayfield Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Burying Ground
Romeyn's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2009
2. Romeyn's Mill Marker
The Mayfield Marina and the Great Sacandaga Reservoir can be seen beyond the marker.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Riceville Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Captain Solomon Woodworth (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mayfield.
 
Regarding Romeyn's Mill. "The site of the first grist or flour mill in the town is that now occupied by the grist and saw-mill of Edward A. Elphie on Mayfield creek at Shawville. It was erected under the direction of Sir William Johnson in 1773, but was burned during the revolution. The mill was confiscated with other tory property, and at the close of the war was sold to a son of Rev. Mr. Romeyn, who rebuilt it and carried on business there for a number of years. It was known at that time as Romeyn's Mills, and the creek upon which it was located was called Romeyn creek, but in 1795 the property came into the possession of a man named Bogert, who conducted it for a few years and then sold to William A. Wells. He operated it for a time and then sold it to Robert Zule. The mill passed from his hands into the possession of Horace Stanley, during whose ownership it was rebuilt. About forty-five years ago it was purchased by Sidney Chase, and from him the property came into the possession of Mr. Elphie, its present owner. The mill has an excellent
Romeyn's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 22, 2010
3. Romeyn's Mill Marker
The scene looks different in the early springtime.
water power and is fully equipped with modern machinery." - HISTORY of MAYFIELD, N.Y. FROM HISTORY OF FULTON COUNTY REVISED AND EDITED BY: WASHINGTON FROTHINGHAM PUBLISHED BY D. MASON & CO. PUBLISHERS, SYRACUSE, NY 1892
 
Also see . . .  Historical Markers Around the Great Sacandaga Lake. (Submitted on September 11, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Sir William Johnson, Abraham Romeyn
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Missing Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 5, 2013
4. Missing Mill Marker
The Romeyn's Mill Marker is missing from its post.
 
 
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