Chapter Two: The Mill on Halfway Brook

Sixty years ago in December just closed, Grandfather Eldred came to this neighborhood. At that time it was called Lumberland. Uncle C.C.P. Eldred was a little over seven years old. Came from Orange County, Wallkill Township to Halfway Brook on the old Cochecton Road.

Here they found a sawmill and log house. No other building of any kind within a mile of this place now called Eldred. They took possession of the house and sawmill…There was about two acres of cleared land.
—January 1, 1876, Maria Austin, granddaughter.

Halfway Brook. Photo courtesy of my cousin Cynthia.

This entry was posted in Book excerpts, The Mill on Halfway Brook and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *