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Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company

Historic Downtown Mount Airy

 
 
Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2016
1. Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Marker
Inscription.

From the late 1800s to the mid-1960s, Mount Airy was a busy farming community. The B&O Railroad carried commodities from Mount Airy to market, and carried needed manufactured goods into Mount Airy. A grain mill was always one of the centers of commerce in the town. Local farmers would deliver grain to the mill, where it was ground into flour and feed. Then trains would carry the grain to market in Baltimore and other cities.

Runkles' Mill was one of the first mills built alongside the tracks in Mount Airy. It was destroyed in the fire of 1914. The Mt. Airy Milling Company was built in its place. It was destroyed by fire in 1967. The grain silos, which stood behind the F&M Bank, were demolished in 1978. Both mills were located on this site.

[Photo captions read]
Runkles Mill circa 1910

Mt. Airy Milling Co. circa 1960

Photographs courtesy of the Historical Society of Mount Airy
 
Erected 2014.
 
Location. 39° 22.626′ N, 77° 9.26′ W. Marker is in Mount Airy, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Main Street (Maryland Route 808) south of Prospect Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 South Main Street, Mount Airy MD 21771, United States of America.
 
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Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2016
2. Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Marker
Right marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mount Airy Rail Yard (here, next to this marker); The Mount Airy Station (a few steps from this marker); First National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Airy (approx. half a mile away); Parrsville & Ridgeville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Poplar Springs (approx. 3.4 miles away); Simpson & Mount Gregory United Methodist Churches (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mile Stones of the old National Pike (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Airy.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Mount Airy, Maryland. (Submitted on October 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. About Downtown Mount Airy, MD. (Submitted on October 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on October 7, 2016.
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