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Rehoboth in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill

1729-1870

 
 
Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Marker
Inscription. In 1720, Jonathan Bliss moved here from South Rehoboth and established a sawmill on the East Branch of the Palmer River with a homestead nearby. This homestead was one of the first in the area, and Bliss called it " my farm in the woods" the mill ruins can still be seen a short distance north of here and his house stood where the Latham House is presently situated.

In the 19th century, Francis H. Carpenter converted the mill into a shingle mill which he operated until after the Civil War. Williams Street was originally a private lane to the mill.
 
Erected by Rehoboth Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 51.708′ N, 71° 13.812′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Williams Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rehoboth MA 02769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anawan House-Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Anawan House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Perryville Dam (approx. 1.4 miles away); Anawan Rock (approx. 2 miles away); Old Yellow Meeting House

Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Remains image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Remains
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Redway Plain (approx. 2.1 miles away); Indian Oven Rock (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cole-Perry Turning Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rehoboth.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
3. Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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