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Greenbank Mill

 
 
Greenbank Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, June 13, 2011
1. Greenbank Mill Marker
Inscription.  This frame grist mill, located on the Red Clay Creek, said to be on the site of an old Swedish mill, was operated continuously by water power from 1790 until 1969. The mill race, floodgates and dam are still intact.
 
Erected by New Castle County Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
 
Location. 39° 44.388′ N, 75° 37.977′ W. Marker is near Newport, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Greenbank Rd, 0.1 miles Newport Gap Pike (Delaware Route 41), on the left when traveling east. The marker sits at the entrance to Greenbank Mill, on Greenbank Rd. between Newport Gap Pike and the Wilmington & Western Railroad Tracks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Greenbank Rd, Wilmington DE 19808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. How a Steam Locomotive Works (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); What Is This? (about 400 feet away); Wilmington & Western Railroad (about 600 feet away); The Lynching of George White
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fells Mill Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Camp DuPont (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brandywine Springs (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Greenbank Mill Water Wheel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, June 13, 2011
2. Greenbank Mill Water Wheel
A picture of the water wheel used to power the mill
Greenbank Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, June 13, 2011
3. Greenbank Mill
A view of the mill from Greenbank Rd.
Greenbank Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, June 14, 2011
4. Greenbank Mill
A view from the rear of the mill.
Greenbank Mill Millstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, June 14, 2011
5. Greenbank Mill Millstone
This is an old millstone used at the mill. It is displayed in the rear of the mill.
Greenbank Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., March 19, 2021
6. Greenbank Mill Marker
This is next to a barn behind the mill. There was no previous mention of Philips Farm in this hmdb.org entry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on March 20, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.   6. submitted on March 20, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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