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Near Wilmington 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.
 
Location. 39° 44.388′ N, 75° 37.977′ W. Marker is near Wilmington, 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. Touch for map. The marker sits at the entrance to Greenbank Mill, on Greenbank Rd. between Newport Gap Pike and the Wilmington Western Railroad Tracks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Greenbank Rd., Wilmington DE 19808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Camp DuPont (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brandywine Springs (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson
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
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Marshallton (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Delaware Continentals (approx. one mile away); Delcastle (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 35 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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