Water Mill in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Built by Edward Howell
near this site for
Erected 1975 by Suffolk County A.R.B.C.
Location. 40° 54.563′ N, 72° 21.388′ W. Marker is in Water Mill, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Old Mill Road 0 miles west of Montauk Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill NY 11976, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The James Corwith Grist Mill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water Mill Rolls of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lt. Colonel Lawrence R. Boyll, Sr. (approx. 2.3 miles away); General William Erskine Headquarters (approx. 2.3 miles away); North End Graveyard (approx. 2.3 miles away); 1707 Meeting House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Southampton World War II and Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Southampton World War I Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Water Mill.
Also see . . . History of the Water Mill (Water Mill Museum). The history of the water mill begins with Edward Howell who came to Southampton, Long Island in 1640 with English colonists from Lynn, Massachusetts. Howell had owned a water mill on a pond in Lynn so it was not surprising that he settled on a 100-acre pond three miles from Southampton for his new venture....Howell - the wealthiest citizen of the new colony and its magistrate - got the town to give him 40 acres on the pond and to provide labor and money to support his project. The mill was built and millstones hewn from two boulders found in the moraine north of the site. Oral history places this first mill, which was probably grinding by 1644, several hundred yards north of its current site on Mill Creek.... (Submitted on December 9, 2017.)
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