Spring Mill, Pennsylvania

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Spring Mill, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Detail of Thomas Holme's 1687 map of Pennsylvania. Spring Mill is located along the left border, at the bend in the Schuylkill River.
Detail of Thomas Holme's 1687 map of Pennsylvania. Spring Mill is located along the left border, at the bend in the Schuylkill River.
Spring Mill, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Spring Mill, Pennsylvania
Spring Mill, Pennsylvania
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°04′29.784″N 75°17′6.97″W / 40.07494000°N 75.2852694°W / 40.07494000; -75.2852694Coordinates: 40°04′29.784″N 75°17′6.97″W / 40.07494000°N 75.2852694°W / 40.07494000; -75.2852694
Country  United States of America
State  Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Township  Whitemarsh
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 19428
Area code(s) 610

Spring Mill is a small unincorporated community in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Located along the Schuylkill River, it lies between the community of Miquon and the Borough of Conshohocken. Conshohocken's southeast border cuts diagonally across the street grid – from 12th Avenue, south of Righter Street, to approximately where Cherry Street meets the river.

"Spring Mill" was first a gristmill, built sometime between 1697 and 1704. The mill lent its name to Spring Mill Creek and the surrounding area. The mill burned in 1967, and its stone ruins were demolished.[1] The miller's house survives, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Spring Mill Station was established by the Reading Railroad about 1880. The modern station is part of the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line. Located along the river at North Lane, it is subject to periodic flooding.[3]

The Schuylkill River Trail passes through the community. Spring Mill shares Conshohocken's 19428 zip code.

Landmarks[edit]

  • "Mount Joy," Peter Legaux Mansion (c.1735), NE corner of East Hector Street and North Lane. NRHP-listed.[2] Built by the third owner of the gristmill.
  • Miller's House at Spring Mill (c.1770), North Lane, south of East Hector Street. NRHP-listed.[2] The now-demolished gristmill stood east of the house, along Spring Mill Creek.
  • Spring Mill Café, 164 Barren Hill Road. Housed in an 1831 former general store.[4]
  • Lee Tire and Rubber Company (1909), 1100 East Hector Street. NRHP-listed.[2] Now the Spring Mill Corporate Center.
  • Spring Mill Fire Company #1, 1210 East Hector Street.[5]
  • Spring Mill County Park, south side of East Hector Street, between North Lane and Barren Hill Road.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Ella Aderman (July 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Miller's House at Spring Mill" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ Flooding at Spring Mill Station, 28 August 2011 from SEPTA.
  4. ^ Spring Mill Café
  5. ^ Spring Mill Fire Company #1