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

Cole-Perry Turning Mill

1780-1830

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Cole-Perry Turning Mill Marker
Inscription. The ruins of the old dam are all that remain of the once busy Perry Turning Mill. This mill originally operated as a saw mill in a joint venture by Aaron Cole and Ezra Perry. Perry bought out Cole's share in he early 1800's, and raised the dam, and added a "tub wheel." in addition to the sawmill, a blacksmith shop was set up in the cellar, and a turning mill on the second floor, Here lathes operated by water power produced bobbins, butter moulds, tool handles, etc. In 1820 a flood in the river caused the newly raised dam to back up, covering a neighbor's land in water which ran down Ash Street. This resulted in a lawsuit. Soon after, the Perry's abandoned this site and moved their operations to Perryville.
 
Erected by Rehoboth Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 53.238′ N, 71° 15.451′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Ash Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. Indian Oven Rock (approx. mile away); Leonard Iron Mine (approx. one mile away); Perryville Dam
Cole-Perry Turning Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Cole-Perry Turning Mill Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Anawan House-Inn (approx. 2.4 miles away); Anawan House (approx. 2.4 miles away); LaSalette Seminary (approx. 2.9 miles away); Redway Plain (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rehoboth.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Cole-Perry Turning Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
3. Cole-Perry Turning 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 443 times since then and 22 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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