Mr. Ray's Stave Mill

Industry type: stave mill
Location: Brandywine Village
Active dates: c. 1855

Summary: Mr. Ray [first name unknown] operated a brick stave mill in lower Brandywine Village near Lea's Mills in the mid-nineteenth century. The mill manufactured the wood staves, or strips, used to make barrels. Ray most likely sold his staves to the many coopers located along the Brandywine.

Citations: Zebley, Frank R. Along the Brandywine. Wilmington: William Cann, Inc., 1940, 186.