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Montoursville in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Old Millstone

 
 
This Old Millstone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 10, 2021
1. This Old Millstone Marker
Inscription.  

This old millstone was transported from Philadelphia
by ox cart sometime after 1750 and is the oldest
known relic of the community. It was discovered in
the old mill race at the site of the first grist
mill along the Loyalsock Creek, by Milton F. Sheffer
when he purchased that tract of land.

Mr. Sheffer presented this stone to the borough and
the school district at the time of the centennial
celebration and it was erected on this site by the
centennial committee.

The stone was presented through Charles V. Adams,
who originated the idea of this as a memorial of
early Montoursville.

 
Erected 1950 by the Borough of Montoursville and Milton F. Sheffer.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 41° 14.924′ N, 76° 55.138′ W. Marker is in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is on Broad Street east of Arch Street, on the left when traveling east. Monument is
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along the south edge of Montoursville Memorial Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montoursville PA 17754, 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. Montoursville Memorial Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); TWA Flight 800 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Montoursville (approx. half a mile away); Lions Field (approx. one mile away); Williamsport (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Legacy of Little League (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Williamsport (approx. 3.7 miles away); Susquehanna Log Boom (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montoursville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Montoursville: a town in history. (Submitted on August 24, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 'Lost' Indian Village Discovery Topic of Archaeology Talk (2013). (Submitted on August 24, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
This Old Millstone and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 10, 2021
2. This Old Millstone and Marker
Otstonwakin 1768
Montour Reserve
[inscription on millstone]
This Old Millstone and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 10, 2021
3. This Old Millstone and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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