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

Clifton Factory

Great Mills

 
 
Clifton Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Clifton Factory Marker
Inscription.  A textile factory was built originally on this site in an attempt to develop cotton as an alternative crop to tobacco, still a major crop in this area. One of the county's leading manufacturing industries in the early 1800's, in time the cotton crop declined because of poor land conditions and overgrazing by sheep. The textile machinery was moved to Savage, Maryland and operations in the factory continued with the saw and grist mills.
 
Location. 38° 14.424′ N, 76° 30.183′ 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 (Maryland Route 5), 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. Rat Hall (here, next to this marker); Cecil's Mill Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Cecil's Mill (a few steps from this marker); Cecil's Saw Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Cecil's General Store
Cecil's Mill from the south image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Cecil's Mill from the south
(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 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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