Very cool! I will have to check that out the next time I am in that area. Is there a pit or any saw dust piles?Have you guys noticed the steam-powered sawmill ruins just off Quaker Bridge Road? My buddies and I happened across it this past weekend. It's on the South side of the road a little over a half mile East of Quaker Bridge.
Thanks Brewer and welcome aboard!Gibby, we didn't see any saw dust piles, but there is a fair bit of leaf detritus on the site. I can't remember for certain if it was in a depression, but I want to say yes. We did find a lump of coal nearby. Does anyone have a sketch, or architectural drawing, of these steam powered saw mills? I've seen some of the pictures posted, but I'm interested in dimensions.
I know it's been a while since we discussed this sawmill but is there any clue to who could have owned it or the area around it?Jessica had off from work today, so I took off and visited the sawmill that Wolfspider and Flash found. We actually had been there a few years ago looking for sawmill ruins and never saw it. After looking over the map they posted showing the Godfrey tract, it is pretty obvious this sawmill was not the Godfrey sawmill. It is made of stone but I believe it is a much newer vintage than the 1800s. There is evidence in the 1931 aerial it was in use to cut wood that was removed from across the river.
Jessica and I did visit the southern most corner of the Godfrey tract where it shows a sawmill, but we did not have time to fully explore the rivers edge. There are a few landings there that would have been a good location for one, but I need to fully explore it more.
Have you guys noticed the steam-powered sawmill ruins just off Quaker Bridge Road? My buddies and I happened across it this past weekend. It's on the South side of the road a little over a half mile East of Quaker Bridge.
Have you checked out the historical maps on this site or on Boyds Map site?Ive been trying to locate any of the mills that possibly could have been on Otter branch , the tributary off the northern branch of big timber creek. I heard about them reading Farr’s Watermills of Camden County. But i have yet to find any evidence of a mill being at that location