“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Newlin’s Mill

Newlin's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
1. Newlin's Mill Marker
Inscription. In 1800, Thomas Moore, Jr. and his wife, Mary Brooke Moore sold to David Newlin four acres inherited from Mrs. Moore's father, Roger Brooke IV, described as "standing below Newlin's Mill dam". Initially, Newlin operated an oil mill on this site, grinding flax seed into linseed oil. A covenant prevented Newlin from grinding grain and competing with Richard Thomas' mill on the east side of Brookeville. By 1825 however, a notice to sell the mill described Newlin's as a grist, saw, oil and clover seed mill. Later owners and millers included William Downs and Charles Henry Shaw. The mill ceased operation in the early 1900s. A mill race is still visible running parallel to Brookeville Road, west to Oakley Cabin.
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks.
Location. 39° 10.854′ N, 77° 3.694′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) and Brookeville Road, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least
Newlin's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
2. Newlin's Mill Marker
5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Valley Mill House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Moore Cottage (about 400 feet away); Murphy House (about 600 feet away); Margaret Brooke House (about 700 feet away); Brookeville Schoolhouse (was about 800 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
Categories. Industry & Commerce
Newlin's Mill image. Click for full size.
3. Newlin's Mill
Close up of photograph reproduced on the Newlin's Mill Millstone marker on the lawn of the Brookeville Academy Community Center (which see).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,023 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 20, 2006.
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