Entering Duncannon

Entering Duncannon (HM296H)

Location: Duncannon, PA 17020 Perry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 23.311', W 77° 1.893'

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The Wister Mansion was at the intersection of New Bloomfield Road and Main Street, now the location of the American Legion. It was the home of John Wister who at age 14 became an errand boy at the Duncannon Iron Works and rose to become its president. He was a man of considerable influence in the County and Commonwealth. He also served as president of the Duncannon National Bank, Trout Run Water Company and the Perry County Railroad.
The Duncannon Flour Mill was opposite the Wister Mansion. The Mill was built in 1814 by John Chisolm and ferry operator Robert Clark. It had many owners in its 144 year history. White Flour was produced from locally grown grain, most recently marketed as White Dove Flour. In the 20th century it also contained a building supply and hardware store that also supplied coal to local residents. The building was torn down in 1958 for the construction of the highway.
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Wister Mansion [and] John Wister
2 Duncannon Flour Mill
HM NumberHM296H
Placed ByHistorical Society of Perry County, Susquehanna Greenway, PA DCNR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 327568 N 4472861
Decimal Degrees40.38851667, -77.03155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 23.311', W 77° 1.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 23' 18.66" N, 77° 1' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 85 S Market St, Duncannon PA 17020, US
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