The Wister Mansion was at the intersection of New Bloomfield Road and Main Street, now the location of the American Legion. It was the home of John Wister who at age 14 became an errand boy at the Duncannon Iron Works and rose to become its president. He was a man of considerable influence in the County and Commonwealth. He also served as president of the Duncannon National Bank, Trout Run Water Company and the Perry County Railroad.
The Duncannon Flour Mill was opposite the Wister Mansion. The Mill was built in 1814 by John Chisolm and ferry operator Robert Clark. It had many owners in its 144 year history. White Flour was produced from locally grown grain, most recently marketed as White Dove Flour. In the 20th century it also contained a building supply and hardware store that also supplied coal to local residents. The building was torn down in 1958 for the construction of the highway.
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1 Wister Mansion [and] John Wister
2 Duncannon Flour Mill
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
Location. 40° 23.311′ N, 77° 1.893′ W. Marker is in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and US 11/15 Northbound Access Ramp, on the right when traveling south on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Entering Duncannon (here, next to this marker); Duncannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Duncannon Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark's Ferry Bridge (about 700 feet away); The Railroad in Duncannon (about 700 feet away); Duncannon Presbyterian Church Annex (about 700 feet away); Duncannon National Bank (about 700 feet away); First Sunday School In Perry County (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncannon.
Also see . . .
1. Duncannon PA. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Perry County Heritage Trail - Duncannon. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.