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Near Lappans Crossroads in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Booth’s Mill Bridge

 
 
Booth's Mill Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
1. Booth's Mill Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built in 1833 by Charles Wilson for $2,700, this three-archer over Antietam Creek has spans of 45', 43' and 45'. It replaced a wooden bridge near the site of a powder mill. Also known as the Delamere Bridge, it is near the pillared mansion “Delamere” which the Reverend Bartholomew Booth operated as a boys’ school as early as 1776. The British-born clergyman taught sons of such notables as Benedict Arnold; Robert Morris, the financier of the Revolution; Gen. Richard Henry Lee; and Samuel Washington of Virginia.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.246′ N, 77° 42.606′ W. Marker is near Lappans Crossroads, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Lappans Road (Maryland Route 68), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Just at the west end of the bridge, near the entrance to Devil’s Backbone County Park. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Council of War (about 400 feet away, measured
Marker at the West End of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
2. Marker at the West End of the Bridge
in a direct line); Roxbury Mills Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jones’ Crossroads (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jones’s Crossroads (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Boonsboro (approx. 2.6 miles away); Civil War Hospital Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stonewall Jackson's Way (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Devil's Backbone County Park. (Submitted on August 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Booth's Mill Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
3. Booth's Mill Bridge
Mill Pond Dam image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
4. Mill Pond Dam
This dam supported the powder mill for which the bridge was named.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,886 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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