Kurtz's Mill Covered Bridge
Wesley W. Upp originally built this covered bridge in 1876 near Christian Sensenig's Mill. It replaced an earlier bridge that was destroyed by winter rain and ice the previous year. Mennonite Pastor John S. Kurtz (1859-1927) purchased the mill property in 1894 from where this covered bridge derived its name. Kurtz's Mill was also known as the "Green Bank Mills" until he sold the property in 1923. In 1964 Kurtz's Mill was destroyed by a fire.
Erected by Lancaster Bicycle Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 40° 0.92′ N, 76° 16.936′ W. Marker is in West Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away); At Rockford near here lived & died General Edward Hand, M.D. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Conestoga Navigation Company (approx. 1.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, S.T.B. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Birthplace of the Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. 1˝ miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 1˝ miles away).
More about this marker. The top left of the marker contains a map with the caption: "1875 Bridge Proposal"
The bottom left of the marker contains the Lancaster County seal, with the caption: "Lancaster County Commissioners: Chairman Joshua G. Parsons, Vice Chair Dennis P. Stuckey, Commissioner Craig E. Lehman. Bridge records courtesy of the Lancaster County Archives. Sign Provided by the Lancaster Bicycle Club."
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