Whitaker Mill Cedar Grove

Whitaker Mill Cedar Grove (HM1KE2)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19120 Philadelphia County
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N 40° 1.875', W 75° 6.639'

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In 1813 Henry Whitaker built a waterwheel textile mill and town here. William Whitaker & Sons, Inc. continued operations for 157 years in original buildings. Canvas & wool blankets were produced for the Civil War. First mill in the U.S. to produce bed ticking. Chenille manufacturing processes were patented. Owners ceased production in 1970. The mill was destroyed by arson & demolished in 1975. Several original buildings remain nearby.
HM NumberHM1KE2
Year Placed2006
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 10:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 490559 N 4431231
Decimal Degrees40.03125000, -75.11065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.875', W 75° 6.639'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 52.5" N, 75° 6' 38.34" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5101-5153 N Tabor Rd, Philadelphia PA 19120, US
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