Jonathan Young Windmill

41 Old King's Hwy, Orleans, Massachusetts 02653 USA

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  • Not Wheelchair
  • No Wifi
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“almost entirely intact!”

The Jonathan Young Windmill is historically unique, with all of its early parts and machinery intact, far more than many others which have been substantially altered through restoration efforts. This mill was authentically restored by volunteers and donations through the efforts of the Orleans Historical Society over a two year period. Water power was first used to turn millstones to grind grain but with the shortage of fast running rivers and streams, Cape Codders turned to the wind for power. This windmill was built in the early 1700's in South Orleans. By 1839 it was moved to overlook the Town Cove on the present hillside site of The Governor Prence Motor Inn on Rt 6A. During the recent restoration it was relocated to the small park on the shore of Town Cove where it stands today.

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Anrana S.

Cute windmill in a small little park in Orleans. On 6A. Not far from the rotary. Nice little place to stretch your legs. Enjoy the view. Have a picnic. Read more

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Ernie F.

For anyone who is into history, there is a small park in Orleans that features a windmill on 6A. There is enough room to walk in the park where anyone is welcome to have a picnic. Also, there is a... Read more

Jonathan Young Windmill

41 Old King's Hwy
Orleans, Massachusetts
02653 USA

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