Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Kildow Mill
The original mill was built at this bend in the Little Youghiogheny River, by Murry Thayer for Isaac McCarty who owned several hundred acres of land in the area. The mill was powered by a water wheel using water from the river. At sometime after its construction Murry Thayer also used the mill as a saw mill with the lumber built several houses in the area of the mill. For a short time the area around the mill was known as "slab town."
In 1855, McCarty sold his land, including the mill and move West. A number of people owned the mill after that date; they improved the mill building to its final size and appearance.
In 1877, the mill was bought by Peter Martin who installed a steam engine to power the mill.
The final owner of the mill was Michael Kildow, giving it the name "Kildow's Mill." The mill building was torn down in the early 1950's.
Erected by Oakland, Maryland.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce Maryland, Town of Oakland series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 39° 24.44′ N, 79° 24.7′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on East Water Street, 0.1 miles west of South 1st Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 East Water Street, Oakland MD 21550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garrett County Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oakland Hotel (about 700 feet away); Site of Oakland Hotel (about 700 feet away); MaryLandscapes (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Bit of History - The Fireside (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bottle Cap Mosaic (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rasche Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gas House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.