Isaac Jones's Snuff Mill

Industry type: Snuff mill, Flour mill
Location: Augustine site
Active dates: c. 1790-1820

Summary: In the late eighteenth century, Isaac Jones operated a mill site on the north side of the Brandywine. Jones ran a flour mill on the property, but he was better known for his snuff mill, where tobacco was ground into powdered snuff. Jessup & Moore eventually purchased the abandoned mill in 1843, and it became the site of their paper-making operation.

Citations: Delaware Historical Society. Delaware History 7 (1968).

Hancock, Harold. The Industrial Worker Along the Brandywine. Hagley Research Report, 1956.

Online sources / images: Mill Seats on the Brandywine River, map, 1813. Hagley Digital Archives.