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Scituate in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Old Stockbridge Grist Mill

 
 
Old Stockbridge Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, November 3, 2009
1. Old Stockbridge Grist Mill Marker
Inscription. In 1640 Isaac Stedman dammed up First Herring Brook and beside the pond thus formed, constructed the first water driven grist mill in the old colony. The mill owned and operated by the Stockbridge and Clapp families until 1922 was made famous in 1817 by Samuel Woodworth in his poem “The Old Oaken Bucket.” In 1922 the Clapp family deeded it to the Scituate Historical Society and it was restored to its original working condition in 1970.
 
Erected 1976 by Scituate Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 10.666′ N, 70° 44.965′ W. Marker is in Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Country Way just north of the Greenbush Rotary, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scituate MA 02066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Stockbridge Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Oaken Bucket (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mann Historical Museum (approx. one mile away); First Training Field (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of the First Church (approx.
The Restored Mill image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, November 3, 2009
2. The Restored Mill
The mill pond lies directly across heavily traveled Country Way, toward right. The Greenbush Rotary on Route 3A is visible in the distance.
1.3 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Men of Kent Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cudworth House (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scituate.
 
Regarding Old Stockbridge Grist Mill. The mill is mentioned in the following lines of Samuel Woodworth’s poem:
The wide spreading pond, and the mill that stood by it,
The bridge and the rock where the cataract fell...

 
Also see . . .
1. Scituate Historical Society. The history of the Stockbridge mill. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 

2. Stockbridge Mill Project. The structure's recent restoration. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 

3. Midi file. Lyrics and melody for Samuel Woodworth's poem. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,359 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2009, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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