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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); Spurgeon Milton Keeny (approx. 7.5 miles away in Pennsylvania); Amanda Berry Smith (1837-1915) (approx. 7.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 7.8 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
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 July 26, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,649 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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