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Maryland’s Eden Mill Nature Center offers high dam, intact mill

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At YorkTownSquare, we like to help you discover new places to explore, to increase your sense of discovery about York County and surrounding areas? This one comes from a surrounding area – Pylesville, Md., just south of the Mason-Dixon Line. It’s Eden Mill, part of the Eden Mill Nature Center. Eden Mill offers an interesting scene: An intact dam and three generations of milling equipment to view, according to a York Daily Record story. Here’s an excerpt from that story: ‘The original mill on this location was built in the early 1800’s to harness the power provided by Deer Creek. This building was destroyed by fire in 1905 and soon thereafter the present mill was built. In 1917 a corporation known as The Fawn Grove Light and Power Company, bought the mill and converted it into a power plant. This required new machinery and the rebuilding of the dam to greater height. The power plant continued to provide electricity to the Fawn Grove and New Park area until 1927. The generators used to provide this electricity still remain in the mill. After the power plant was no longer in use the mill was returned to its original purpose of grinding food products and animal feed.’ Also of interest: How mills and mill dams have long been a part of York County life.

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