The first mill in Dexter was started about 1801 by Samuel Elkins, at a point north of this mill's location, on the shore of Lake Wassookeag, which provided its power. The mill property was purchased in 1817 by Jonathan Farrar, who enlarged that mill's lumber capacity and established a new grist mill at the present site. To provide power, he dug a millpond and canal. The mill closed in 1966. It was then acquired by the town, and deeded to the local historical society for use as a museum. The mill is one of the few surviving mid-19th-century mills in the state.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
We're a small workshop of 15 crew members in Wooster, Ohio who love our jobs of crafting replicas that hold deep meaning for you!
Look for Casper, my black cat mascot curled up on the waterwheel of the mill. He is the sign of an authentic Cat's Meow!