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Felts Mills, New York
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Country United States
State New York
County Jefferson
Town Rutland
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
580 ft (180 m)
 • Total 372
 • Density 1,132/sq mi (436.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-25571
GNIS feature ID 0949970

Felts Mills is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Rutland of Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 372 at the 2010 census. Felts Mills' original name was "Mid Road" because it is close to the halfway point between Watertown and Carthage.


Felts Mills was sited on one of several natural falls on the Black River and first settled with the construction of a grist mill in about 1800. An improved dam was erected in 1821, and a stone mill in the following year. In 1824, John Felt constructed the large sawmills that gave the town its name. In 1889, the Taggart Paper Company built a large paper mill on an island across the river, ruins of which are still visible today.

  • Photos of the extensive remains of the mill ruins and island across from Felts Mills [1] [2]
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