Wallace-Cross Grist Mill

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Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, the historic Wallace-Cross Grist Mill was recently restored by the York County Parks Department. The mill was constructed around 1840 by Alexandar Wallace and donated to the county in 1979 by descendant Harry Cross. This country mill, which relied upon waterpower and a millstone grinding process for a century and a half, stands as a rare example of the rural mill common throughout Pennsylvania in the 19th Century. The mill’s Fitz waterwheel, manufactured in Hanover in the 1920s, can be seeing during the various public open houses held throughout the year. Private tours can also be arranged through the York County Parks Department.

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