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

Watkins Mill

 
 
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By Jakub Kaluzny, October 9, 2007
1. Watkins Mill Marker
Inscription. A water-powered grist mill was located here on Seneca Creek as early as 1783 on property known as Gray’s Neck owned by Adin Gray. In the mid-19th century, it was operated first by Levi Snyder, then by Remis Snyder as both a grist and saw mill and the road was known as Snyder’s Mill Road. In 1877, the mill was bought by Levi Watkins who operated it as a grist mill powered by an overshot wheel running two pairs of stones. It was destroyed by fire in 1908. The nearby miller’s house burned down in 1920. The mill pond was on the east side of the road and part of the mill race (ditch) can still be seen on the west side of the bridge. Watkins Mill was located near the mill race on the north bank of the creek.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission Department of Parks.
 
Location. 39° 11.22′ N, 77° 12.87′ W. Marker is near Montgomery Village, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Watkins Mill Road north of Apple Ridge Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery Village MD 20886, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middlebrook Mills (approx. 1.6 miles away); Goshen Mills
Watkins Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jakub Kaluzny, October 9, 2007
2. Watkins Mill Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Nike Missile Local Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); Reflections of Old Germantown (approx. 3 miles away); Liberty Mill (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Thomas Cannery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Chestnut/Meem Historic District (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pythian Temple (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Watkins Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2018
3. Watkins Mill Marker
This one-sided marker faces a small parking lot in Great Seneca Stream Valley Park.
Watkins Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2018
4. Watkins Mill Marker
This marker is on the Seneca Greenway Trail where it crosses Watkins Mill Road.
Great Seneca Creek image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2018
5. Great Seneca Creek
The creek passes under Watkins Mill Road just north of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by Jakub Kaluzny of Rockville, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,377 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on August 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2007, by Jakub Kaluzny of Rockville, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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