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Near Newport in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Greenbank Mill

 
 
Greenbank Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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 from 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. Wilmington & Western Railroad (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fells Mill Historic District (approx.
Greenbank Mill Water Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 13, 2011
2. Greenbank Mill Water Wheel
A picture of the water wheel used to power the mill
0.6 miles away); Camp DuPont (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brandywine Springs (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Marshallton (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Delaware Continentals (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Greenbank Mill image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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