Perry Point in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The grist mill was built in 1735 and was operated from 1735 - 1800.
The water wheel was originally located on the opposite side of the wall.
In 1931, the water wheel was recreated as a "Colonial Revival folly" in the present day location. A folly is defined as a picturesque element erected to suit a fanciful taste. It was added to the most highly visible side of the mill and can be viewed from the 1750 mansion.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1735.
Location. 39° 32.967′ N, 76° 4.23′ W. Marker is in Perry Point, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Avenue A just south of 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1164 Ave A, Perry Point MD 21902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building the Company Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); The War Effort at Home: Perry Point Ammonium Nitrate Plant (approx. 0.3 miles away); A New Town along the Susquehanna Count de Rochambeau’s Troops (approx. 0.6 miles away); Perryville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Revered Son (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rodgers Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Rodgers Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perry Point.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.