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Hoffmanville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hoffman Paper Mills

 
 
Hoffman Paper Mills Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, July 26, 2007
1. Hoffman Paper Mills Marker
Inscription. The first paper maker in Maryland was William Hoffman. In 1775 he built his first mill on Gunpowder Falls a quarter mile upstream from the present Hoffmanville Bridge.

In September 1776 Congress adopted watermarked paper for its currency. Hoffmanville Mills manufactured this type paper as well as writing and wrapping paper.
 
Erected 1967 by Baltimore County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 41.167′ N, 76° 46.619′ W. Marker is in Hoffmanville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Gunpowder Road 0.2 miles north of Hoffmanville Road, on the right. Click for map. The marker is located in Baltimore County but is in the Millers, Carroll County zip code area. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester MD 21102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manchester (approx. 6 miles away); German Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Manchester (approx. 6.3 miles away); Spring Garden (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hampstead District (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mason and Dixon Line (approx. 6.8 miles away); Mason and Dixon Mile Stone (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fosters "Masemore" Mill (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
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Hoffman Cemetery adjacent to the marker. Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, July 26, 2007
2. Hoffman Cemetery adjacent to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,091 times since then and 144 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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