The Old Mill

The Old Mill then
The Old Mill now

“At one time or another there have been 23 millsites along a 16 or 17 mile stretch of Six Mile Creek and its tributaries.… Brooktondale was an industrial center having saw, plaster, and grist mills, a woolen mill, cider mill, gun factory, two blanket factories, tanneries, blacksmiths, cabinet, tin and carriage shops, all dependent on the flow of the water of Six Mile Creek.”1

Grist mill simulation

The Old Mill, pictured here, was a grist mill, situated on Six Mile Creek near the center of Brooktondale. It was burned to make room for a road expansion in 1964.

Old Mill historic marker
  1. Barbara B. M. Kone, et. al., A History of the Town of Caroline,, p. 134.
    Gristmill graphic courtesy of Old Sturbridge Village.