CARMAN MILL

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Industry & Commerce
Location
1752 ROUTE 83 PINE PLAINS, NY 10023
Lat/Long
41.942918, -73.60920799999997
Grant Recipient
North East Historical Society, Inc.
Historic Marker

CARMAN MILL

Inscription

CARMAN MILL
A MILL STOOD HERE AS EARLY
AS 1784, PROCESSING TIMBER,
WOOL, APPLES AND GRAIN
WITH WATER POWER. STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING & BURNED IN 1936.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018

Historically, local industry has proven to be vital to the survival of rural communities. The former Carman Mill, also known as the Enterprise Mill, was no exception. The mill was named after the Carman family and dates back to 1784. It was powered by the neighboring Shekomeko Creek. The mill served the community of Pine Plains for nearly 150 years and processed everything from timber and wool to grain and apples. Sadly in 1936 the building was lost after a lightning strike which resulted in a devastating fire.