Old Red Mill

Historical Site


Location:Red Mill Rd & Saddle River Rd Fair Lawn, NJ 07410




Details:The "Old Red Mill," is located along the Saddle River south of what is now Route 4, is another well-known landmark of the area. the original mill, believed to have been located on the Fair Lawn side of the river, was a central meeting place for the neighboring farmers. It gave the name "Red Mill" to the area. the mill, a large red wooden building, was built in 1745 and stood two and one-half stories high. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the mill was converted to manufacture woolen blankets and yarn from flax grown in Fair Lawn. During the Civil War, the mill produced blankets for the Union Army. The mill was visited by at least two famous persons: Aaron Burr was honored at a Christmas party there during the Revolution and President William McKinley visited Easton's renowned lake and fountains.

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