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Keedysville in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hess’s Mill Bridge

 
 
Hess's Mill Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Hess's Mill Bridge Marker
Inscription.  This two-arch bridge was built by John Weaver in 1832. It is unique in that one arch is so much larger than the other. The smaller arch may have accommodated the millrace which was located on that side of the Little Antietam and served the mill that was erected by Jacob Hess in 1754.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 39° 29.181′ N, 77° 42.072′ W. Marker is in Keedysville, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Coffman Farm Road, on the right when traveling west. On the eastern side of Hess’s Mill Bridge in Keedysville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keedysville MD 21756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Fairview Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Keedysville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brandenburg Field (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Hess's Mill Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
2. Hess's Mill Bridge
The smaller arch is on the left side.
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Keedysville World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pry’s Mill Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Keedysville District World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Keedysville Korea & Vietnam Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Hitt Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keedysville.
 
Also see . . .  Stone Arch Bridges of Washington County, Maryland. (Submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Marker at the East Side of Bridge on the Banks of Little Antietam Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
3. Marker at the East Side of Bridge on the Banks of Little Antietam Creek
South face of Hess's Mill Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, November 11, 2007
4. South face of Hess's Mill Bridge
South face of Hess's Mill Bridge (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, November 11, 2007
5. South face of Hess's Mill Bridge (detail)
Plaque near the bridge image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
6. Plaque near the bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,962 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   6. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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