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Preston in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Linchester Mill

 
 
Linchester Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
1. Linchester Mill Marker
Inscription. Linchester Mill borders Hunting Creek, a tributary of the Choptank River flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. This historic site provided a crossing for Native Americans who traveled the Choptank Indian Trail; colonists en route to the first Choptank River ferry located at Hog Island; the first “salt raid” of the American Revolution; the first trans-Peninsula railroad to Ocean City; and for customers buying moonshine at Tomís Still.

A mill has been here for 250 years. The braced-frame mill was built in 1827. It had two structural additions. The first occurred in 1890 to accommodate new equipment. The second occurred in 1917 when the “Fitz” waterwheel replaced the large wooden waterwheel.
 
Location. 38° 42.048′ N, 75° 53.85′ W. Marker is in Preston, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Linchester Road and Maryland Route 331 on Linchester Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston MD 21655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Underground Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Linchester Mill-Living Dangerously (within shouting distance of this marker); Linchester

Linchester Mill image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
2. Linchester Mill
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leverton House-Finding Safe Haven (approx. half a mile away); Freedom (approx. half a mile away); Preston (approx. one mile away); Site of Frazierís Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Cemetery-Dangerous Rendezvous (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Preston.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
 
Linchester Mill image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
3. Linchester Mill
Linchester Mill image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
4. Linchester Mill
Linchester Mill-circa 1827-National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
5. Linchester Mill-circa 1827-National Register of Historic Places
Linchester image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2014
6. Linchester
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 194 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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