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Garvine Mill, aka Anderson’s and Rock Run Mill, stands tall in southeastern York County

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Many of York County, Pa.’s, one-time inventory of more than 300 mills are gone or deteriorating. Southeastern York County’s Garvine Mill, seen at Woodbine and Garvine Mill roads near Fawn Grove, stands in decent shape. The book ‘Millers’ Tales,’ indicates that the grist mill ground  flour, feed and corn mill. W.J. Garvine loaned his name to the mill, and it listed these other owners listed: Allen Anderson, William Anderson, E.A. Blaine, Robert Blaine, William Blaine, Ralph Pomraning and Robert Traverse. A mill site says the old place is also known as Anderson’s Mill or Rock Run Mill. For more information on a slew of York County mills, see Grant Voaden’s inventory on York County Heritage Trust’s site. Also of interest: How mills and mill dams have been forever part of York County life.

 Other neat stuff from all over … .


Facebook groups that draw on memories and histories continue to pop up around York County.

These are wonderful contributions by administrators to the community. It takes real work to moderate a Facebook page.

Here’s one that just went up – a Hanover and SouthCentral Pa group administered by Darryl Zoller.

And this Hanover-area group has been around for ‘a while’: If you grew up in Hanover, Pa you remember … . Carolyn John Boyle serves as administrator of this site.

If you want to see an inventory of such community groups, check out: York County and Regional History Resources.


In the books … .

York County at Penn State

Wanted to include this video here that combined native son and Maryland coach Randy Edsall and the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Paint job

Gettysburg’s historic train station received new paint recently. Read more: Abe Lincoln’s train station.


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*Top photo by Don McClure

*Edited, 8/19/14