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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown

Farmington's First Grist Mill

View across pond to Walton's Mill
View across pond to Walton's MillFarmington Historical Society

The first mill was located on Temple Stream at the location of what is now known as Walton's Mill. The grist mill allowed the first crops of wheat and corn to be milled into flour, which greatly increased the kinds of food the settlers ate, as well as allowed them to store the flour for later use.