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Great Mills in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cecil's Mill

Great Mills

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Cecil's Mill Marker
Inscription.  Around 1900, John Thomas Cecil built this mill over the foundation of W.W. Cecil's mill which was torn down. The first belt driven roller mill in the county and the saw mill were operated by water power until Cecil's death in 1927. His son, H. Robb Cecil continued the operation converting to diesel power instead of water. The grist mill was closed in 1940 when store-bought bread created too much competition. The saw mill was closed in 1959 after the death of H. Robb Cecil. In 1975 John A. Cecil and William Cecil gave the mill to the historical society for the purpose of preserving the structure and eventually housing a museum.
 
Location. 38° 14.43′ N, 76° 30.194′ W. Marker is in Great Mills, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Indian Bridge Road (Maryland Route 471) 0.3 miles north of Point Lookout Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20854 Indian Bridge Road, Great Mills MD 20634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cecil's Mill Historic District (here, next to this marker); Cecil's Saw Mill (a few steps from
Cecil's Mill image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Cecil's Mill
this marker); Clifton Factory (a few steps from this marker); Rat Hall (a few steps from this marker); Cecil's General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Colored Troops (approx. 3.3 miles away); The African American Monument In Elmer Brown Freedom Park (approx. 3.3 miles away); Welcome to the African American Monument of St. Mary's County (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Mills.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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