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Savage in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Savage Mill

Established 1822

 
 
Historic Savage Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 21, 2007
1. Historic Savage Mill Marker
Inscription. The Mill "race" was filled with water from a point about a mile upstream where it converged with the Little Patuxent River at a wooden dam. The dam was destroyed in the early 1950's.

The water originally went directly through the "OLD WEAVE" building behind you and drove the looms, spinners equipment there and in the "CARDING" building through an elaborate system of shafts, belts and pulleys.

In 1916, with the construction of the "NEW WEAVE" building, the Mill race was diverted into the huge flume behind the cast iron bar screens, which kept debris and fish from entering the "WHEEL HOUSE" below. There the water passed through a cast iron drum 12 feet in diameter and thirty feet long.
 
Location. 39° 8.127′ N, 76° 49.582′ W. Marker is in Savage, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Street and Fair Street. Click for map. Marker is on a walk along the river side of Savage Mill, now a specialty shopping mall. Marker is in this post office area: Savage MD 20763, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bollman Iron Truss Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Savage Mill (about 500 feet away); Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall
Mill Race image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 21, 2007
2. Mill Race
(approx. 0.2 miles away); This Survey Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Governor Harry R. Hughes (approx. 1.2 miles away); Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad (approx. 1.8 miles away); Riverfront Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Patuxent River (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savage.
 
Also see . . .  Savage Mill Website. (Submitted on June 12, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Mill Race image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 21, 2007
3. Mill Race
Old Weave Building image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 8, 2008
4. Old Weave Building
Carding Building image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 8, 2008
5. Carding Building
New Weave Building image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 8, 2008
6. New Weave Building
Interior of New Weave Building image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 8, 2008
7. Interior of New Weave Building
Building Ruins along the Little Patuxent image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 21, 2007
8. Building Ruins along the Little Patuxent
Historic Savage Mill image. Click for full size.
May 15, 2012
9. Historic Savage Mill
 
 
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