Springfield Township in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Keystone Grist Mill
The E.P. Dietz Mill, also known as the Keystone Woolen Factory and Grist Mill, once stood on this land now leased by the York Water Company. The mill was first built in 1832 and ran until about 1910.
The original 84 acre site consisted of the mill, home, and farmland. The home was occupied by one of Mr. Dietz's sons who was in charge of the mill.
The mill was shut down because they dammed Lake Williams to help create Lake Redman. The mill was water powered and after the lake was dammed the mill stopped running. The mill was then torn down in 1912.
Through this process, we have replaced invasive species with Pennsylvania native trees including white oak and red bud. With help from the York Water Company wood from this site was milled to be used for the shelter and benches for your enjoyment. Please feel free to scan any of the QR Codes for more information about this site and other historic mills of Pennsylvania.
Erected by York Heritage Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 53.943′ N, 76° 43.017′ W. Marker is in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker can be reached from South George Street 0.4 miles south of Joppa Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2889 S George St, York PA 17403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Family Album (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Making Lakes (approx. ¼ mile away); The Road of Remembrance Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Memory of Daniel L. Zerbe (approx. 1.7 miles away); In Memory of Michael R. Cohen (approx. 1.7 miles away); York Imperial Apple (approx. 1.7 miles away); Glatfelter Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); York (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.