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Glen Mills in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Glen Mills

 
 
Glen Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 10, 2011
1. Glen Mills Marker
Inscription. An early industrial village. John Taylor built Thornbury (later Sarum) Forge here ca. 1740. He erected Pennsylvania’s first iron-slitting mill here in 1746: this was acquired in 1836 by the Wilcox family for its Glen Mills paper operations. Until 1878 these mills made paper for U.S. Currency; a “localized-fibre” paper was developed to foil counterfeiters. By 1858, when the railroad arrived here, this was a busy commercial area.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 55.233′ N, 75° 29.41′ W. Marker is in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Creek Road and Sweetwater Road, on the left when traveling west on Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Mills PA 19342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fanny M Jackson Coppin (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jimmy Carter (approx. 2.2 miles away); Colonial Gristmill (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Newlin Mill Complex (approx. 2.3 miles away); Yellow House (approx. 2.4 miles away);
Glen Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 10, 2011
2. Glen Mills Marker
The Historic Village of Thornton (approx. 2.4 miles away); Squire Thomas Cheyney (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ivy Mills (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Mills.
 
Also see . . .  Glen Mills Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Glen Mills Train Station and Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 10, 2011
3. Glen Mills Train Station and Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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