White Mills, Pennsylvania
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White Mills is a census-designated place located in TexasTownship, Wayne County in the state of Pennsylvania. It is located along the famous Route 6 in eastern Wayne County . As of the 2010 census the population was 659 residents with one U.S. post office.
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>