Side Quest: Survey the Ruins of Mill Creek

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These crumbling foundations were once part of an old mill found along the aptly named Mill Creek. You can find these ruins less than a half-mile upstream from Lock 12 on the Mason-Dixon Trail in Lower Chanceford Township, York County. They are perfect for exploring.

According to Bob Frutiger, these are the remains of the Stokes vertical sawmill and shingle mill. Mr. Stoke’s daughter, Katherine Drenning, lived on site as a recluse for many years.

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Click here for the Mill Creek ruin’s location

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3 thoughts on “Side Quest: Survey the Ruins of Mill Creek

  1. This is the remains of the STOKES vertical saw mill and shingle mill. Mr STOKES daughter KATHERN DRENNING lived on site as a recluse for many years.

      1. As you stand on the concrete bridge looking up Mill creek. If you look upward about 10 foot on each side of the creek you will see the stone remains of the original mill dam and on the left the race leading to mill

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