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Near Lappans Crossroads in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Booth’s Mill Bridge

 
 
Booth's Mill Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
1. Booth's Mill Bridge Marker
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Built in 1833 by Charles Wilson for $2,700, this three-archer over Antietam Creek has spans of 45', 43' and 45'. It replaced a wooden bridge near the site of a powder mill. Also known as the Delamere Bridge, it is near the pillared mansion “Delamere” which the Reverend Bartholomew Booth operated as a boys’ school as early as 1776. The British-born clergyman taught sons of such notables as Benedict Arnold; Robert Morris, the financier of the Revolution; Gen. Richard Henry Lee; and Samuel Washington of Virginia.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 39° 32.246′ N, 77° 42.606′ W. Marker has been reported damaged. Marker is near Lappans Crossroads, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Lappans Road (Maryland Route
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68), on the right when traveling west. Just at the west end of the bridge, near the entrance to Devil’s Backbone County Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Council of War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Devil's Backbone Dam Rehabilitation (about 500 feet away); Roxbury Mills Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Jones’ Crossroads (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jones’s Crossroads (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Boonsboro (approx. 2.6 miles away); Civil War Hospital Site (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lappans Crossroads.
 
Also see . . .  Devil's Backbone County Park. Washington County website entry (Submitted on August 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Booth’s Mill Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
2. Booth’s Mill Bridge Marker
Marker has suffered significant weather damage.
Marker at the West End of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
3. Marker at the West End of the Bridge
Booth's Mill Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
4. Booth's Mill Bridge
Mill Pond Dam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
5. Mill Pond Dam
This dam supported the powder mill for which the bridge was named.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,313 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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