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Farnumsville Pond Dam - Grafton MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 10.461 W 071° 40.815
19T E 278626 N 4672612
Quick Description: Built to power the Farnumsville Cotton Mill in 1844
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2015 8:24:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMP8M5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member lenron
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Long Description:
The first mill was built on this site in 1827 but was destroyed by fire in 1830. In 1844 the mill was rebuilt and most of that building and future expansions remain today. The dam was built to supply power to the mill. The dam is on the Blackstone River which formed the Farnumsville Pond. The cut stone retaining walls that guided the water thru the mill race under the building still exists today.
Waterway where the dam is located: Farnumsville Pond / Blackstone River

Main use of the Water Dam: Other

Material used in the structure: Timber

Height of Dam: 6 feet

Date built: 1/1/1844

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

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