List of windmills in Massachusetts Article

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This is a list of traditional windmills in the American state of Massachusetts.

Locations

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Barnstable 1687 [1]
Barnstable 1785 [2]
Beverly Chipman's Tannery Vertical axis mill 1795 [3]
Bourne Joe Jefferson's Mill [1] Smock 1889 [4] Moved within Bourne, 1971
Bourne Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Mill [1] Smock 1971 Windmill World Bourne-Aptucxet windmill.jpg
Boston Copp's Mill 1632 [5] Standing 1659 [6]
Boston Copp's Hill Mill Smock Moved to Salem, 1773 [7]
Boston Windmill Point 1636 [8]
Boston Windmill Point (2nd mill) 1650 [9]
Boston Windmill Point (3rd mill) 1650 [10] 1822 [11]
Boston Windmill Point (4th mill) 1650 [12] 1824 [13]
Boston Windmill Point (5th mill?) Tower 1833 [14]
Boston Widow Tuthill's Mill 1642 [15]
Boston South Mill 1643 [16] 1644 [17]
Boston Windmill Hill 1636 [18]
Brewster Ellis Landing Road Mill Smock 1795 Moved within Brewster unknown date [19]
Brewster Smock 1845 [20] Moved within Brewster 1890 [21]
Brewster Smock 1890 [22] Moved within Brewster 1974 [23]
Brewster Old Higgins Farm Mill
41°45′08″N 70°07′16″W / 41.75222°N 70.12111°W / 41.75222; -70.12111
Smock 1974 [24] Windmill World Old Higgins Farm Windmill, West Brewster MA.jpg
Brewster Golf course Windmill World
Brockton 1781 [25]
Brockton West Falmouth Mill Smock 1922 [26] Burned down, unknown date [27]
Buzzards Bay Beach House Mill Smock Windmill World
Cataumet Red Brook Mill Smock 1853 [28] Moved within Cataumet 1850s [29]
Cataumet Red Brook Mill Smock 1850s [30] Moved within Cataumet 1905 [31]
Cataumet Red Brook Mill Smock 1905 [32]
Cataumet Rothery Mill Smock 1900 [33]
Cataumet Rothery Mill (2nd mill) Smock Early 1900s [34]
Chatham Chatham Mill
41°40′34″N 69°57′33″W / 41.67611°N 69.95917°W / 41.67611; -69.95917
1797 Windmill World
Chatham Smock 1820 [35] Moved within Chatham 1911 [36]
Chatham Sur Mer Mill Smock 1911 [37] Windmill World
Chatham Chatham Bars Inn Mill Smock c. 1730 [38] Moved to South Orleans 1830 [39]
Chatham Benjamin Godfrey Mill, Mill Hill Smock 1797 [40] Moved within Chatham 1956 [41]
Chatham Benjamin Godfrey Mill Smock 1956 [42]
Chatham Dolphin Inn Mill [1] Smock 1980s [43]
Chatham Robert Horne Mill Smock 1920s [44]
Chilmark Elmer Bliss Mill Smock 1938
Dennis Uncle Rufus Howes' Mill
South Mill
Late 18th century [45] Demolished 1874 [46]
Dennis Port Reuben Burgess Mill Smock Burned down unknown date, gone by 1885. [47]
East Dennis Hatsel Kelly Mill 1775 Struck by lightning and burnt down 1869. [48]
Eastham 1660 [49]
Eastham Kaskaogansett Mill 1682 [50]
Eastham Eastham Mill Smock 1793 Moved within Eastham, 1808
Eastham Eastham Mill Smock 1808 Windmill World
East Orleans Old Mill Smock 1800 [51] Moved to Sandwich 1819 [52]
Edgartown Town Mill [53]
Edgartown (three other mills) [54]
Fairhaven Macomber Mill Smock 1821 [55] Moved to Cataumet 1853 [56]
Falmouth Old Emmon's Estate Mill Windmill World
Fall River Smock Moved from Warren, Rhode Island. Moved to Portsmouth, Rhode Island at unknown date. [57]
Fall River smock Moved from Bristol, Rhode Island. Moved to Tiverton, Rhode Island at unknown date. [58]
Fall River Littlefield Mill Smock 1815 Moved to Block Island, Rhode Island, unknown date. Gone by 1877 [59]
Harwichport SW side of South St Smock 1792 [60] Moved to NE side of South St at unknown date [61]
Harwichport NE side of South St Smock Moved to Wychmere Harbor 1890s [62]
Harwichport Wychmere Harbor (north site) Smock 1890s [63] Moved within Wychmere Harbor 1900s [64]
Harwichport Wychmere Harbour (south site) Smock 1900s [65] Moved a short distance (50 feet (15 m)) early 1940s [66]
Harwichport John Smith Mill Smock Early 1940s [67]
Hyannisport Jonathan Young Mill Smock 1897 Moved to Orleans 1983
Windmill World
Hyannisport Landmark House Mill [1] [2] Smock 1911 [68]
Hyannisport Wright Mill [1] Smock c. 1900 [69]
Ipswich Windmill Hill Mill 1667 [70]
Marblehead Rhodes Hill Mill 1678 [71] 1681 [72]
Marblehead Saltworks (two mills) 1804 [73] One blown down October 1804
Marblehead Goodwin Mill 1819 [74]
Marstons Mills Cape Cod Airfield Mill [1] Smock 1950s [75]
Martha's Vineyard Lothrop Merry's Mill
Tisbury Mill
Smock 1815 [76] Moved within Martha's Vineyard 1842
Martha's Vineyard Lothrop Merry's Mill
Tisbury Mill
Smock 1842 [77] Moved with Martha's Vineyard 1888
Martha's Vineyard Lothrop Merry's Mill
Tisbury Mill
Smock 1888 [78]
Martha's Vineyard Timothy Chase Mill 18th century [79] Collapsed 1818 [80]
Martha's Vineyard Tailer Mill Post 1985 [81] Moved to Etzikom, Alberta, Canada 1995. [3]
Nantucket Frederick Macy Mill, Mill Hill Post 1723 [82] Demolished 7 December 1837 [83]
Nantucket Mill Hill (2nd mill) Post 1810 [84]
Nantucket Mill Hill (3rd mill) Post 1810 [85]
Nantucket Mill Hill (4th mill) Post 1810 [86]
Nantucket The Old Mill Smock 1746 [4] Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket Windmill - Frank C. Brown, Photographer, 1935.jpg
Newbury 1703 [87] 1774 [88]
Newbury Saltworks c. 1784 [89]
Orleans Jonathan Young Mill Smock 1839 [90] Moved to Hyannisport 1897.
Windmill World
Orleans Jonathan Young Mill Smock 1983 Windmill World Orleans windmill.jpg
Osterville Le Petit Moulin [1] Smock 1950s [91]
Osterville Oyster Harbours Mill [1] Smock 1925 [92]
Plymouth Plimoth Mill Smock 1680 Moved to Truro, 1770 Eastham Windmill.jpg
Provincetown Salt works (six mills) [93] Windmill World
Sagamore Christmas Tree Shop Mill Smock 1983 [94] At the eastern base of the Sagamore Bridge and attached to the Christmas Tree Shop
Salem near the burial ground 1637 [95]
Salem 1733 [96] 1771 [97]
Salem East Street Bark Mill 1794ref name=New/>
Sandwich Heritage Plantation Mill Smock Windmill World
Sandwich Old Mill Smock 1819 [98] Moved within Sandwich 1957 [99]
Sandwich Old Mill Smock 1957 [100]
South Chatham Seth Bearse Mill c. 1850 [101]
South Dartmouth Chase Mill Smock 1924
South Dennis Smock 1791 [5] Moved to West Dennis
South Orleans Captain Arey's Mill Smock 1830 [102] Moved within South Orleans 1870 [103]
South Orleans Center Mill
Captain Arey's Mill
Smock 1830 [104] Moved to Cataumet 1900 [105]
South Orleans East Mill [106]
South Orleans Kenrick's Hill Smock Mid-18th century [107] Moved to Orleans 1839 [108]
South Yarmouth Farris Mill Smock 1750s [109] Moved to Indian Town 1782 [110]
South Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1866 [5] Moved within South Yarmouth, 1875 [111]
South Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1875 [112] Moved within South Yarmouth 1916 [113]
South Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1916 [114] Moved to Yarmouth 1953 [115] Judah Baker Windmill, Bass River Cape Cod, MA.jpg
Swansea Potter's Mill Standing 1931 [116]
Truro near the Highland Light 1711 [117]
Truro Truro Mill Smock 1770 Moved to Eastham, 1793
Truro Castle Hill Mill Smock [6]
Truro Truro Highlands Mill Smock Early 19th century [118]
Watertown Moved to Boston 1632 [119]
Wellfleet David Baker Mill [120]
Wellfleet Thomas Higgins Mill [121]
Wellfleet Freeman's Mill [122]
Wellfleet Samuel Chipman's Mill [123]
Wellfleet Ryder Mill Smock 1838 [124] Moved within Wellfleet 1870 [125]
Wellfleet Morning Glory Mill Smock 1870 [126]
Wellfleet Wellfleet Harbor [1] 1978 [127]
West Dennis Kelley's Pond Mill Smock Moved to South Yarmouth 1866 [128]
West Falmouth Bowerman Mill Smock 1787 [129] Moved to Brockton, 1922 [130]
West Harwich Smock Moved to Cataumet early 1900s [131]
West Harwich The Windmill House Mill [1] Smock 1920s [132]
West Yarmouth Farris Mill Smock 1782 [133] Moved to Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan 1935 [134] Greenfield Mill built on Cape Cod in Massachusetts USA, now at Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan.JPG
Yarmouth Sautucket Mill 1661 [135]
Yarmouth c. 1687 [136]
Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1953 [137] Windmill World Judah-Baker-windmill South-Yarmouth-MA-US.JPG
Yarmouth 1766 [138] Moved to East Dennis 1775 [139]
unknown location (north side of Cape Cod) Smock Mid-17th century [140] Moved to South Yarmouth 1750s

Notes

Known building dates are in bold text. Non-bold text denotes first known date. Iron windpumps are outside the scope of this list unless listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sources

^1 Lombardo, Donald (2003). Windmills of New England, Their Genius, Madness, History & Future. Cape Cod, MA: On Cape Publications. ISBN  0-9719547-7-1.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mock Mill, never a working windmill
  2. ^ Originally a water tower
  3. ^ "European Windmill Alberta". Canada Photos. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  4. ^ "#165 Old Mill in Nantucket (1746)". American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Judah Baker Windmill". Historical Society of Yarmouth. Archived from the original on 27 October 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  6. ^ "CASTLE HILL BARN NEEDS YOU!". Castlehill. Retrieved 10 July 2009.