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Romeyn's Mill                            
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Increase settlement into the Mayfield Patent. It was located
here on the Mayfield Creek that emptied into the
Sacandaga Vlaie.
It was run by Abraham Romeyn after the Revolutionary
War. Romeyn was a captain in the post war in the
Montgomery County Militia. This area was originally
Shawville, named after Captain Shaw, a Civil War officer
who resided at the southeast corner of the intersection of
Lakeside Drive and South School Street.

LOCATION: Located on the bridge of the Mayfield and
Sacandaga Lake on South School Street.
Excerpt from HISTORY of MAYFIELD, NY
FROM HISTORY OF FULTON COUNTY
REVISED AND EDITED BY: WASHINGTON FROTHINGHAM
PUBLISHED BY D. MASON & CO. PUBLISHERS, SYRACUSE, NY 1892
The site of the first grist or flour mill in the town is that now occupied by the grist and saw-mill
of Edward A. The site of the first grist or flour mill in the town is that now occupied by the grist
and saw-mill of Edward A. was sold to a son of Rev. Mr. Romeyn, who rebuilt it and carried on
business there for a number of years. It was Elphie on Mayfield creek at Shawville. It was
erected under the direction of Sir William Johnson in 1773, but known at that time as
Romeyn's Mills, and the creek upon which it was located was called Romeyn creek, but in 1795
the property came into the possession of a man named Bogert, who conducted it for a few
years and then sold to William A. Wells. He operated it for a time and then sold it to Robert
Zule. The mill passed from his hands into the possession of Horace Stanley, during whose
ownership it was rebuilt. About forty-five years ago it was purchased by Sidney Chase, and
from him the property came into the possession of Mr. Elphie, its present owner. The mill has
an excellent water power and is fully equipped with modern machinery.
* Fulton County Roadside History 2009