Scudders Mills

Scudders Mills (HMOOI)

Location: Princeton, NJ 08540 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 20.565', W 74° 37.787'

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A grist mill, a saw mill and a fulling mill known as Scudders Mill was located on Old Harrison Street 500' from this spot. The mill has been destroyed and Harrison Street relocated, intersecting U. S. Route 1.

Built by Josiah Davison between 1737, when he bought the land from his brother. Dr. Daniel Brinton Davison, and 1749, when he sold it to Jacob Scudder of Long Island for 1,400 pounds.

He bequeathed the thriving mill to his son, Colonel William Scudder of the American Army. In December 1776 the British, housed nearby, destroyed the mill during the American Revolution.

Benjamin Gray and his wife, Jane, bought it at public auction on February 28, 1885, rebuilt the mill known as Grays Mills.

As people became less dependent on the mill, it was left to deteriorate.
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HM NumberHMOOI
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Placed ByPlainsboro Township, The Plainsboro Historical Society, the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the D & R Canal Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 531443 N 4465866
Decimal Degrees40.34275000, -74.62978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.565', W 74° 37.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 33.90" N, 74° 37' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)201, 609, 732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 775 Mapleton Rd, Princeton NJ 08540, US
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