Springville Pond

Springville Pond in Plover viewed from Post Road (Business 51)

Springville Pond is an impoundment of the Little Plover River. The River has it origins at a number of springs located within and just west of the terminal moraine formed as part of Wisconsin’s most recent glaciation. The pond was named after the small Springville community that later became part of the Village of Plover.

Named after the springs that formed the river, the Springville community grew up on the mouth of the River in the 1850’s. On the bank of the river west of today’s Post Road, John R. Mitchell built a flour and gristmill. It burned down in the 1880’s and Ed Rossier rebuilt the mill in 1899. It operated for a number of years as  Springville Milling. The mill eventually became obsolete and was washed away when the dam failed.

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