List of windmills in Massachusetts

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This is a list of traditional windmills in the American state of Massachusetts.



Known building dates are in bold text. Non-bold text denotes first known date. Iron windpumps are outside the scope of this list unless listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

LocationName of mill
and coordinates
Barnstable 1687
Beverly Chipman's TanneryVertical axis mill1795
Bourne Joe Jefferson's Mill [1] Smock 1889 Moved within Bourne, 1971
Bourne Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Mill [1] Smock 1971 Windmill World Bourne-Aptucxet windmill.jpg
Boston Copp's Mill1632 Standing 1659
BostonCopp's Hill Mill Smock Moved to Salem, 1773
BostonWindmill Point1636
BostonWindmill Point (2nd mill)1650
BostonWindmill Point (3rd mill)1650 1822
BostonWindmill Point (4th mill)1650 1824
BostonWindmill Point (5th mill?) Tower 1833
BostonWidow Tuthill's Mill1642
BostonSouth Mill1643 1644
BostonWindmill Hill1636
Brewster Ellis Landing Road Mill Smock 1795Moved within Brewster unknown date
Brewster Smock 1845 Moved within Brewster 1890
Brewster Smock 1890 Moved within Brewster 1974
Brewster Old Higgins Farm Mill
41°45′08″N70°07′16″W / 41.75222°N 70.12111°W / 41.75222; -70.12111
Smock 1974 Windmill World Old Higgins Farm Windmill, West Brewster MA.jpg
BrewsterGolf course Windmill World
Brockton 1781
BrocktonWest Falmouth Mill Smock 1922 Burned down, unknown date
Buzzards Bay Beach House Mill Smock Windmill World
Cataumet Red Brook Mill Smock 1853 Moved within Cataumet 1850s
CataumetRed Brook Mill Smock 1850s Moved within Cataumet 1905
CataumetRed Brook Mill Smock 1905
CataumetRothery Mill Smock 1900
CataumetRothery Mill (2nd mill) Smock Early 1900s
Chatham Chatham Mill
41°40′34″N69°57′33″W / 41.67611°N 69.95917°W / 41.67611; -69.95917
1797 Windmill World
Chatham Smock 1820 Moved within Chatham 1911
ChathamSur Mer Mill Smock 1911 Windmill World
ChathamChatham Bars Inn Mill Smock c. 1730 Moved to South Orleans 1830
ChathamBenjamin Godfrey Mill, Mill Hill Smock 1797 Moved within Chatham 1956
ChathamBenjamin Godfrey Mill Smock 1956
ChathamDolphin Inn Mill [1] Smock 1980s
ChathamRobert Horne Mill Smock 1920s
Chilmark Elmer Bliss Mill Smock 1938
Dennis Uncle Rufus Howes' Mill
South Mill
Late 18th century Demolished 1874
Dennis Port Reuben Burgess Mill Smock Burned down unknown date, gone by 1885.
East Dennis Hatsel Kelly Mill1775Struck by lightning and burnt down 1869.
Eastham 1660
EasthamKaskaogansett Mill1682
Eastham Eastham Mill Smock 1793Moved within Eastham, 1808
Eastham Eastham Mill Smock 1808 Windmill World
East Orleans Old Mill Smock 1800 Moved to Sandwich 1819
Edgartown Town Mill
Edgartown(three other mills)
Fairhaven Macomber Mill Smock 1821 Moved to Cataumet 1853
Falmouth Old Emmon's Estate Mill Windmill World
Fall River Smock Moved from Warren, Rhode Island. Moved to Portsmouth, Rhode Island at unknown date.
Fall River smock Moved from Bristol, Rhode Island. Moved to Tiverton, Rhode Island at unknown date.
Fall RiverLittlefield Mill Smock 1815Moved to Block Island, Rhode Island, unknown date. Gone by 1877
Harwichport SW side of South St Smock 1792 Moved to NE side of South St at unknown date
HarwichportNE side of South St Smock Moved to Wychmere Harbor 1890s
HarwichportWychmere Harbor (north site) Smock 1890s Moved within Wychmere Harbor 1900s
HarwichportWychmere Harbour (south site) Smock 1900s Moved a short distance (50 feet (15 m)) early 1940s
HarwichportJohn Smith Mill Smock Early 1940s
Hyannisport Jonathan Young Mill Smock 1897Moved to Orleans 1983
Windmill World
HyannisportLandmark House Mill [1] [2] Smock 1911
HyannisportWright Mill [1] Smock c. 1900
Ipswich Windmill Hill Mill1667
Marblehead Rhodes Hill Mill1678 1681
MarbleheadSaltworks (two mills)1804 One blown down October 1804
MarbleheadGoodwin Mill1819
Marstons Mills Cape Cod Airfield Mill [1] Smock 1950s
Martha's Vineyard Lothrop Merry's Mill
Tisbury Mill
Smock 1815 Moved within Martha's Vineyard 1842
Martha's VineyardLothrop Merry's Mill
Tisbury Mill
Smock 1842 Moved with Martha's Vineyard 1888
Martha's VineyardLothrop Merry's Mill
Tisbury Mill
Smock 1888
Martha's VineyardTimothy Chase Mill18th century Collapsed 1818
Martha's VineyardTailer Mill Post 1985 Moved to Etzikom, Alberta, Canada 1995. [3]
Nantucket Frederick Macy Mill, Mill Hill Post 1723 Demolished 7 December 1837
NantucketMill Hill (2nd mill) Post 1810
NantucketMill Hill (3rd mill) Post 1810
NantucketMill Hill (4th mill) Post 1810
Nantucket The Old Mill Smock 1746 [4] Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket Windmill - Frank C. Brown, Photographer, 1935.jpg
Newbury 1703 1774
NewburySaltworksc. 1784
Orleans Jonathan Young Mill Smock 1839 Moved to Hyannisport 1897.
Windmill World
OrleansJonathan Young Mill Smock 1983 Windmill World Orleans windmill.jpg
Osterville Le Petit Moulin [1] Smock 1950s
OstervilleOyster Harbours Mill [1] Smock 1925
Plymouth Plimoth Mill Smock 1680Moved to Truro, 1770 Eastham Windmill.jpg
Provincetown Salt works (six mills) Windmill World
Sagamore Christmas Tree Shop Mill Smock 1983 At the eastern base of the Sagamore Bridge and attached to the Christmas Tree Shop
Salem near the burial ground1637
Salem1733 1771
SalemEast Street Bark Mill 1794ref name=New/>
Sandwich Heritage Plantation Mill Smock Windmill World
SandwichOld Mill Smock 1819 Moved within Sandwich 1957
SandwichOld Mill Smock 1957
South Chatham Seth Bearse Millc. 1850
South Dartmouth Chase Mill Smock 1924
South Dennis Smock 1791 [5] Moved to West Dennis
South Orleans Captain Arey's Mill Smock 1830 Moved within South Orleans 1870
South OrleansCenter Mill
Captain Arey's Mill
Smock 1830 Moved to Cataumet 1900
South OrleansEast Mill
South OrleansKenrick's Hill Smock Mid-18th century Moved to Orleans 1839
South Yarmouth Farris Mill Smock 1750s Moved to Indian Town 1782
South Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1866 [5] Moved within South Yarmouth, 1875
South Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1875 Moved within South Yarmouth 1916
South Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1916 Moved to Yarmouth 1953 Judah Baker Windmill, Bass River Cape Cod, MA.jpg
Swansea Potter's MillStanding 1931
Truro near the Highland Light 1711
Truro Truro Mill Smock 1770Moved to Eastham, 1793
TruroCastle Hill Mill Smock [6]
TruroTruro Highlands Mill Smock Early 19th century
Watertown Moved to Boston 1632
Wellfleet David Baker Mill
WellfleetThomas Higgins Mill
WellfleetFreeman's Mill
WellfleetSamuel Chipman's Mill
WellfleetRyder Mill Smock 1838 Moved within Wellfleet 1870
WellfleetMorning Glory Mill Smock 1870
WellfleetWellfleet Harbor [1] 1978
West Dennis Kelley's Pond Mill Smock Moved to South Yarmouth 1866
West Falmouth Bowerman Mill Smock 1787 Moved to Brockton, 1922
West Harwich Smock Moved to Cataumet early 1900s
West HarwichThe Windmill House Mill [1] Smock 1920s
West Yarmouth Farris Mill Smock 1782 Moved to Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan 1935 Greenfield Mill built on Cape Cod in Massachusetts USA, now at Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan.JPG
Yarmouth Sautucket Mill1661
Yarmouthc. 1687
YarmouthJudah Baker Mill Smock 1953 Windmill World Judah-Baker-windmill South-Yarmouth-MA-US.JPG
Yarmouth1766 Moved to East Dennis 1775
unknown location (north side of Cape Cod) Smock Mid-17th century Moved to South Yarmouth 1750s

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Marsh Mill

Marsh Mill is an 18th-century tower windmill in Thornton, Lancashire, England. It was built in 1794 by Ralph Slater for local landowner Bold Hesketh. It functioned as a corn mill until the 1920s and has been fully restored. It is a good example of a complete English windmill and has been designated a Grade II* listed building.


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