Obadiah Latourette Grist and Saw Mill

Obadiah Latourette Grist and Saw Mill (HM176K)

Location: Washington Township, NJ 07853 Morris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 47.076', W 74° 46.713'

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This mill is listed on the Sate and National Registers of Historic Places as a contributing property in the German Valley Historic District.

Built circa 1750, and owned by Phillip Weise, the mill was essential to the economy and development of German Valley and the surrounding agricultural community. For much of its history, it was the most successful business in the village, grinding grain and producing flour and animal feed. A saw mill was located behind the grist mill during the 1800's.

Originally powered by two water wheels, the mill was converted to turbine power by owner Obadiah LaTourette in the 1870's. The milling operation continued until the early 1940's. Most of the machinery remains, reflecting the history of milling over 200 years.

In 1991, The Washington Township Land Trust purchased the building and embarked upon its restoration with the aid of volunteers, grants and generous donations.
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HM NumberHM176K
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 518684 N 4514869
Decimal Degrees40.78460000, -74.77855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.076', W 74° 46.713'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 4.56" N, 74° 46' 42.78" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 E Mill Rd, Washington Township NJ 07853, US
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