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Jonathan Young Windmill

Town Cove Park, Orleans, Massachusetts USA

  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • 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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Jonathan Young Windmill

Town Cove Park
Orleans, Massachusetts
USA

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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