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Woodstock in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Corn Crib

circa 1900

 
 
Corn Crib Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 17, 2021
1. Corn Crib Marker
Inscription.  
A corn crib is a type of granary used for holding and drying ears of corn for animal feed or milling into cornmeal. After harvesting, corncobs with or without husks were placed in the corn crib through the small, elevated door on the west wall. Air circulated through the slatted walls to keep the corn dry. The slats also exposed the corn to pests so corn cribs were elevated above the ground with tight flooring to deter rodents. Corn crib slats were typically horizontal, though this corn crib has vertical slats.

Corn was an important crop for farms, and all parts of the corn were used. Kernels fed both humans and animals. The leaves and husks were used as food for livestock, husks for brooms and mattress stuffing, and cobs for fuel.
 
Erected by Howard County Conservancy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsArchitecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 39° 18.94′ N, 76° 52.469′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker can be reached from

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Old Frederick Road (Maryland Route 99) west of Dorchester Way, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10520 Old Frederick Rd, Woodstock MD 21163, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carriage House (a few steps from this marker); Wagon Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Mt. Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin Viewing Window (within shouting distance of this marker); Guinea Fowl Coop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
The Corn Crib image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 17, 2021
2. The Corn Crib
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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