Millrift, Pennsylvania

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Millrift, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Millrift is located in Pennsylvania
Millrift
Millrift
Coordinates: 41°24′33″N 74°44′36″W / 41.40917°N 74.74333°W / 41.40917; -74.74333Coordinates: 41°24′33″N 74°44′36″W / 41.40917°N 74.74333°W / 41.40917; -74.74333
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyPike
TownshipWestfall
Elevation
466 ft (142 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18340
Area code(s)570 and 272
GNIS feature ID1199171[1]

Millrift is an unincorporated community located in Westfall Township in Pike County, Pennsylvania. Millrift is located at the intersection of Delaware Drive and Bluestone Boulevard on the west bank of the Delaware River northwest of Matamoras.[2] The first settler in Millrift was James Sawyer, who moved his family from Orange County, New York. The location was where Bushkill Creek meets the Delaware River, and eventually became known as Saw-Mill Rift. The Erie Railroad established a crossover for passing trains at the location and nicknamed it Turnover. The United States Postal Service opened a station there in 1884 under the current name of Mill Rift.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Millrift". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Pike County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "See and Know Pennsylvania: Mill Rift Post Office". The Evening News. April 26, 1937. p. 6. Retrieved November 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access