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New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mills

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, July 29, 2014
1. Mills Marker
Inscription.  In 1700 Robert Heath acquired 1000 acres of land from an original William Penn grant to Thomas Woolrich. As part of an agreement with Penn, Heath built a grist mill here on the north bank of Aquetong Creek. The mill was powered by the constant flow of water generated by the great springs. Mills continued to operate at this location for over two hundred years. The ruins of a grist mill and a cotton mill that was converted to silk mill still exist on the south bank of the creek. These mills and their workers were immortalized in several paintings by Robert Spencer in the early 1900's.
 
Erected by New Hope Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 21.602′ N, 74° 57.882′ W. Marker is in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Sugan Road and Stoney Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Sugan Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Hope PA 18938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Wells (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Revolutionary Fort
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By Alan Edelson, July 29, 2014
2. Mills Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Logan (approx. ¾ mile away); Cannon (approx. ¾ mile away); New Hope World War I Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Aquetong Creek (approx. ¾ mile away); Road to Monmouth Battlefield (approx. ¾ mile away); New Hope Mills (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
 
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By Alan Edelson, July 29, 2014
3. Mills Marker
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By Alan Edelson, July 29, 2014
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By Alan Edelson, July 29, 2014
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By Alan Edelson, July 29, 2014
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By Alan Edelson, July 29, 2014
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By Alan Edelson, July 29, 2014
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2014, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 29, 2014, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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