Maclay's Mill

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Maclay's Mill is the former site of a grist mill located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania along the Conodoguinet Creek.

Maclay's Mill

History[edit]

Maclay's Mill was built along the area near the Conodoguinet Creek which was first settled in 1742[1] by Charles Maclay, Sr., who had arrived in America eight years prior. The mill was built around 1786[2] by Charles' son John Maclay. Although there is controversy as to the date, one family narrative includes a legend that the mill race leading to John Maclay's grist mill was dug by Hessian prisoners of war during the American Revolution.[3] The mill lasted seven generations until it was dismantled in 1918[4] after being sold to Clarence Stouffer. Over its lifetime the mill was the childhood home of two United States Senators, William Maclay (politician)[5] and Samuel Maclay,[6] this also being the birthplace of the latter of the two.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowling and Veit, The Diary of William Maclay, 431
  2. ^ John G. Orr, "Early Grist Mills of Lurgan Township," Kittochtinny Historical Society Papers 1 (1904):91
  3. ^ Margaret Maclay Patterson and Jacob Crider, "History of Maclay's Mill," in The Shippensburg Historical Society: A Fifty Year Retrospective, 1945-1995 (Shippensburg, Pa.: Shippensburg Historical Society, 1995), 93
  4. ^ Wescott, K. (2000, May 7). Maclay family. Retrieved from http://www.fortunecity.com/business/ellrd/1434/d62.htm#P3153
  5. ^ Biographical Annals of Franklin County Pennsylvania. Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Company, 1905. 147. Print.
  6. ^ Biographical Annals of Franklin County Pennsylvania. Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Company, 1905. 148. Print.

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