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Near Montgomery Village in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Middlebrook Mills

 
 
Middlebrook Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jakub Kaluzny, October 6, 2007
1. Middlebrook Mills Marker
Inscription. Abraham Faw built a grist mill here on Seneca Creek about 1790. By 1795 the mill had four pairs of grinding stones. There was also a saw mill and a tavern on the site. The mills were bought in 1797 by James McCubbin Lingan who named the area Middlebrook after one of the battles in which he participated during the Revolutionary War. The mills were sold to Col. John Tayloe in 1827. By the time of the Civil War, the town of Middlebrook had a post office, a general store, a school, two churches—episcopal and presbyterian, a blacksmith and two carpenters. In the late 19th century the mills were operated by Leonard Buxton, but had ceased all work by 1900. There is no trace today of the mills.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks.
 
Location. 39° 10.05′ N, 77° 13.764′ W. Marker is near Montgomery Village, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from North Frederick Avenue (Maryland Route 355) north of Game Preserve Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery Village MD 20886, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watkins Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away);
View of the park with marker at right. image. Click for full size.
By John Miller, October 1, 2009
2. View of the park with marker at right.
This is an access point for the Seneca Greenway Trail which follows Great Seneca Creek from the Potomac River.
The Woodlands (approx. 1.7 miles away); Grusendorf Log House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Reflections of Old Germantown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Liberty Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pythian Temple (approx. 2.6 miles away); John A. Belt Building (approx. 2.6 miles away); Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Seneca Creek Greenway Trail. (Submitted on October 1, 2009, by John Miller of Rising Sun, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jakub Kaluzny of Rockville, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Jakub Kaluzny of Rockville, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by John Miller of Rising Sun, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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