White Mills, Pennsylvania

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White Mills, Pennsylvania
census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
Population (2010)
 • Total 659
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
18473 451
Area code(s) 570

White Mills is a village and census-designated place[1] in Texas Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The village's population was 659 at time of the 2010 United States Census.[2]

White Mills is located along the famous Route 6 in eastern Wayne County. The community has one United States Post Office.


  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/popmap/ipmtext.php?fl=42:4284696
  2. ^ http://www.census.gov/#

Coordinates: 41°31′37″N 75°12′15″W / 41.52694°N 75.20417°W / 41.52694; -75.20417

In 1803 Jonathan Brink of Milford purchased the Haines property and erected one of the early sawmills just below White Mills. <www.waynehistorypa.org/townships/palmyra.php>

In 1823, a sawmill was constructed on the Lackawaxen River near where the Chroma Tube factory stands today. At the time, the area between Honesdale and Hawley was but sparsely settled, though it is likely that several farms and dwellings dotted the surrounding vicinity. The new mill, built for a Daniel Parry [sometimes spelled Perry] & Company of Philadelphia, and its ancillary buildings were all painted white. Thus the small hamlet became known as White Mills. <http://newspaperarchive.com/us/pennsylvania/honesdale/honesdale-wayne-independent-honesdale-pennsylvania/2004/08-14/page-17>