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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fells Mill Historic District

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
1. Fells Mill Historic District Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1749, the area is home to one of the earliest mill sites on the Red Clay Creek. A three story flour mill once served as the center of activity on the site, and was the location of Oliver Evans’ first automated flour mill operation. In 1790 his mill was the third invention patented by the newly created U.S. Patent Office. Jonathan Fell purchased the site in 1826 and turned the flour mill into a spice mill which served as the leading spice mill in the nation for fifty years. Eight structures comprise the district, which is bisected by Faulkland Road, including the only known example of a chalet style tenant house in the state.
 
Erected 2016 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-223.)
 
Location. 39° 44.796′ N, 75° 38.4′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Faulkland Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3040 Faulkland Road, Wilmington DE 19808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp DuPont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brandywine Springs
Fells Mill Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Fells Mill Historic District Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Greenbank Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilmington & Western Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (approx. ¾ mile away); Delcastle (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wooddale Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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