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

The Miller's Cottage

United States Capital for a Day

 

—War of 1812 Bicentennial Brookeville Maryland—
—August 26, 1814 - August 26, 2014 —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2014
1. The Miller's Cottage Marker
Inscription. Known as the Miller's House, this modest stone structure was likely built by the town's founder Richard Thomas, Jr. in the 1790s for the operator of his mill, which stood adjacent to this house, along Reedy Branch of the Hawlings River. The house was banked into the hillside to include ground level entries both the front and rear, with a kitchen in the lower level, a more formal level in the middle, and a sleeping loft above. Being of stone, it is the most substantial of the three houses Thomas built for the mill workers.
 
Erected 2014.
 
Location. 39° 10.941′ N, 77° 3.432′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Market Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Market Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bentley House (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Brookeville (within shouting distance of this marker); In This House (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville Schoolhouse
The Miller's Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2014
2. The Miller's Cottage Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brookeville Angel (about 700 feet away); August 26, 1814 (about 800 feet away); Brookeville (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brookeville.
 
Regarding The Miller's Cottage. Built into the side of a hill on a promontory overlooking the Hawlings River valley, this small gable-roofed fieldstone cottage once served as the miller's house for the old Brookeville mill that dated back to 1794. The mill foundation is on adjacent property down the hill. Although reconstructed and remodeled in 1966, the miller's house retains its distinctive massive external stone chimney with a large brick stack, wood shingle roof and gable ends, and 6-over-6 pane windows. The porch was built in 1980 on the original foundation of a wooden addition. Among the many period features of the interior is the walk-in fireplace with crane on the lowest level. -- Town of Brookeville Walking Tour Guide, Hahn and Unglesbee.
 
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The Miller's Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2014
3. The Miller's Cottage
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 13 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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