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Goshen Mills

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, March 23, 2014
1. Goshen Mills Marker
Inscription. The original Goshen Mills consisted of a three-story brick merchant mill and a smaller frame grist mill. The facility was constructed after 1737 by Ignatius Pigman to serve this small farming community. It relied on water supplied by the Goshen branch, which flows into the Great Seneca Creek. Water-powered wheels turned the four flour mill stones that converted local wheat and corn crops into finished products such as flour and meal for consumption. By 1800 when Edward Crow managed the property, there were 44 mills in Montgomery County, of which 7 were located on the Seneca Creek and its tributaries. To distinguish his mills from other competition, Crow advertised that the facility had materials on hand to construct a saw mill and identified the presence of a rich copper mine on the surrounding acreage. Crow sold the mills in 1803 to Samuel Robertson, who resided at Fertile Meadows. Operations continued at the mills under the Riggs family until 1890, when a fire destroyed the then outdated milling complex.
 
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
 
Location. 39° 12.261′ N, 77° 11.227′ W. Marker is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Brink Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map.
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By Allen C. Browne, March 23, 2014
2. Goshen Mills Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Gaithersburg MD 20882, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watkins Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rolling Ridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Nike Missile Local Park (approx. 3 miles away); Middlebrook Mills (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pythian Temple (approx. 4.3 miles away); John A. Belt Building (approx. 4.3 miles away); DNC Building (approx. 4.3 miles away); Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gaithersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Goshen Mills History. Seneca Creek Greenway Trail (Submitted on March 24, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Goshen Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 23, 2014
3. Goshen Mills Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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