New Germany State Park
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In the early 1900ís the mill was sold to Irish immigrants Phillip and Michael McAndrews, who built an imposing ten room home next to the mill. The mill remained at this location until the early 1930ís when President Rooseveltís Civilian Conservation Corps bulldozed the entire operation to make way for the parking facility you see before you. This work was the beginning of what would become the recreation area known as New Germany State Park. Today, all these buildings have vanished. Only the old millstones standing guard at the entrance to Parking Lot #5 remain.
The gristmill was a huge structure with three stories and a basement. It was operated with waterpower from the nearby lake. A sluice, or millrace, was built on a series of trestles to move the water from the east side of the lake to the mill. The water passed under the dirt road by way of a wooden culvert and then entered the sluice. The sluice then carried the water several hundred yards into the mill.
The water was funneled onto an overshot wheel, about 40
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 39° 37.938′ N, 79° 7.344′ W. Marker is in Grantsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on McAndrews Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Germany Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Lee Payne (approx. 2.2 miles away); Little Meadows (approx. 4.4 miles away); Crash of a United States B-52 Bomber (approx. 4Ĺ miles away); Stantonís Mill (approx. 4Ĺ miles away); Yoder House (approx. 4.6 miles away); The National Pike (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grantsville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 315 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.