Newlin Miller's House

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Newlin Miller's House
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Newlin Miller's House is located in Pennsylvania
Newlin Miller's House
Location 1240 Samuel Rd., West Whiteland, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′40″N 75°38′12″W / 39.99444°N 75.63667°W / 39.99444; -75.63667Coordinates: 39°59′40″N 75°38′12″W / 39.99444°N 75.63667°W / 39.99444; -75.63667
Area 4.7 acres (1.9 ha)
Governing body Private
MPS West Whiteland Township MRA
NRHP Reference # 84003293[1]
Added to NRHP September 06, 1984

The Newlin Miller's House was built by William Newlin in the early nineteenth century in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, in the narrow valley of Little Broad Run, a tributary of the East Branch of Brandywine Creek. William inherited the land from his father, John Newlin, who bought the land in 1788. He constructed the house and a sawmill which was described in 1858 as a "frame sawmill with stone foundations driven by an 18 foot overshoot wheel with a 5 foot face." The house has 2 stories and is banked into a hill. It is built of "trash stone" and has a frame addition and porch. The saw mill was owned by William Speakman, a local carpenter, from 1876-1895. The mill has since been destroyed.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ NRHP Nomination Form