Scituate Mill History


Sunken Mills


The record of Scituate's earliest mills indicate that saw mills and grist mill were among the first. Following is a timeline of some mills known to have existed; some for only a short time, some incorporated into the operations of another bigger mill, some still surviving today although not functioning in its original capacity, and finally some taken by the Reservoir. There are some conflicting accounts. Many mills passed through several hands. Records of these matters are incomplete at best.


1725 - (Ponaganset) grist mill - the earliest mill in Scituate


1765 - Hope Furnace


1812 - Fiskeville Mill


1810 - Pond Factory/Old Pond Factory


1812 - Richmond Mill


1812 - Rockland Mill #1


1815 - Rockland Mill #2


1823 - Jackson Mill


1825 - New Pond Factory


1826 - Scituate Manufacturing Company (incorporated in 1834)


1827 - Ashland Mill


1831 - Remington Mill


pre 1835 Saundersville Mill


pre 1835 Saundersville Machine Shop


1835 - Saundersville Mill or Upper Mill


1731 Clayville Mill


1840 Elmdale Mill


1845 Harrisdale Mill


1847 Clayville - Lower Mill


1847 - Potter Brothers Bobbin Shop


Sunken Mills

Scituate Reservoir

Bibliography

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