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The Spocott Windmill

 
 
The Spocott Windmill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
1. The Spocott Windmill Marker
Inscription.  
The "George L" is a working English-style post mill named after Sen. George L. Radcliffe, the son of John Anthony LeCompte Radcliffe, who built the original mill in this location in 1852.

The original mill blew down in a March 1888 blizzard, and the steps and millstones were saved by young George and used in this reconstruction, built by master boatbuilder Jim Richardson and dedicated August 22, 1972. With limited information available on how to build a post mill, Jim built this from a model he constructed.

Used to grind grain into flour, the original mill was an integral part of the self-sufficient Spocott farming/shipbuilding community.
 
Erected by Nathan Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1888.
 
Location. 38° 35.315′ N, 76° 10.893′ W. Marker is in Lloyds, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker can be reached from Hudson Road (Maryland Route 343) east
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of Castle Haven Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1609 Hudson Rd, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. How a Post Windmill Works (here, next to this marker); The Adaline Wheatley House (a few steps from this marker); The Castle Haven School (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Spocott Windmill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gary’s Creek - Indian Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); “The Wilderness” (approx. 4.7 miles away); Annie Oakley House (approx. 5 miles away); Stanley Institute (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lloyds.
 
The Spocott Windmill and related markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
2. The Spocott Windmill and related markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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