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

Round Top Cement Mill

Western Maryland Rail Trail

 
 
Round Top Cement Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2016
1. Round Top Cement Mill Marker
Inscription. The Round Top Hydraulic Cement Company operated at this site from 1863 to 1909. The mill, which was powered by a 16 foot water wheel and eight coal fired kilns, produced 2200 barrels of hydraulic cement per week. The raw materials for the mill were mined from the adjacent limestone caves. At its peak production, the Round Top Mill employed 100 workers and was a prominent Washington County business. Cement from this mine was transported by canal boat or the B&O Railroad and was used in such famous projects as the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building. The mill was closed due to the introduction and success of the slower setting and stronger Portland Cement product in the building trades industry.
 
Erected by Western Maryland Rail Trail.
 
Location. 39° 40.653′ N, 78° 13.618′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Locker Road and Berm Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Round Top Cement Mill (within shouting
Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2016
2. Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT)
distance of this marker); Round Top Geology (within shouting distance of this marker); Round Top Heritage Area (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Round Top Sand Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lovers' Leap (approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia); “Old Mr. Flintís” Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); National Pike Toll House (approx. 2 miles away); Tonoloway Fort (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hancock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Western Maryland Rail Trail. Hancock Maryland Chamber of Commerce (Submitted on July 26, 2016.) 

2. Western Maryland Rail Trail. State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (Submitted on July 26, 2016.) 
 
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Round Top Cement Mill Chimney image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 24, 2016
3. Round Top Cement Mill Chimney
Round Top Cement Mill Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
4. Round Top Cement Mill Ruins
Round Top Cement Mill Kilns image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
5. Round Top Cement Mill Kilns
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016.
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