Felts Mills

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Felts Mills[edit | edit source]

Felts Mills is a hamlet located in the Town of Rutland in Jefferson County. Settlements in Felts Mills began in 1800.

The village was originally called "Mid Road" because of its location midway between Watertown and Carthage.

The village came into being because of it's waterpower potential, being near some good falls and rapids. A grist mill and dam were built there when the village came into being, and then in 1821 or thereabouts a better dam and stone mill were built, in 1824 John Felt built a series of sawmills and the village was named after this. 1889 saw the building of the large Taggart Paper Mill across from Felts Mills on the island. Photos can be found here.]

The singer/song writer Ron Wasserman supposedly lived in Felts Mills at one time.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Town of Rutland

Photos of the Taggart Paper Mill across from Felts Mills, then and now

Great Bend to Felts Mills Railtrail/Trails – Southern Side of Black River Walking/biking/hiking trail

Great Bend to Felts Mills Trail – Fort Drum/North Bank of the Black River Side Walking/biking/hiking trail