Good-bye to Collegeville Dam

The dam has been blown up.


The Collegeville Dam Society was founded by a group of concerned individuals, and property owners along the Perkiomen Creek, Montgomery County, PA. The Society battled, unsuccessfully, to save the historic Collegeville Mill Dam, which was a beautiful structure crossing the Perkiomen just upstream of the Perkiomen Bridge in Collegeville.

The property has been owned by many influential citizens. Between 1816 and 1820, Nathaniel Koplin, Isaac Freed, and Freed's father-in-law, JACOB UMSTAT of Union Township, Berks Co, owned and operated the mill under various partnerships. Nathaniel Koplin was the grandson of Christian and Deborah (UMSTEAD) Koplin and great grandson of John "NS" and Deborah (Unknown) Umstead.



Photo courtesy of Amanda Helwig


11 September 2005

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