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Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Newlin’s Mill Millstone

 
 
Newlin’s Mill Millstone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2021
1. Newlin’s Mill Millstone Marker
Inscription.  
Newlin's Mill was located on the west side of Brookeville in the vicinity of Brookeville Road and Market Street (Route 97) and was operated from the early 19th century to the early 20th century. This versatile mill sawed lumber, pressed oil from castor and flax seeds, hulled clover seed, and ground lime-stone for plaster. Physicians of the day pronounced its castor oil of "superior quality to that which is generally imported."

This millstone, according to a manuscript by Edith (Brooke) Green, the Genealogy of the Basil Brooke's Family, ended up in the front yard at "Falling Green"—now the site of the Olney's Boy's and Girl's Club Community Park, having been brought there from Brookeville in April, 1889, transported on a "Lizard" made to drag it and "hooked up to four horses and two oxen."

Following the millstone's discovery in 2001 and the subsequent research and consultation which established its origin—a process that involved the efforts of Kathy Lyon of Montgomery Preservation, Inc., Debbie Heibein, Director of the Sandy Spring Museum, and local historian Sylvia Nash, Olney's Boy's and Girl's Club Chairman
Newlin's Mill Millstone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
2. Newlin's Mill Millstone Marker
This is a previous iteration of the marker. While information is identical, the background is yellow.
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Dan Dionisio made the generous determination that the millstone should go back "home" to Brookeville. Mr. Dionisio arranged for Olney's Boy's and Girl's Club's general contractor, Accubid Excavation, Inc., to move the stone, estimated to weigh more than two tons. It was placed at this site for public display on May 5, 2001.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1889.
 
Location. 39° 10.828′ N, 77° 3.514′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from High Street (Maryland Route 97) south of Market Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 High St, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brookeville (a few steps from this marker); August 26, 1814 (a few steps from this marker); A Refuge (a few steps from this marker); Brookeville Academy (a few steps from this marker); Brookeville Angel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the lawn of the Brookeville Academy Community Center, near the street.
 
Marker and Millstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
3. Marker and Millstone
Newlin’s Mill Millstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 25, 2018
4. Newlin’s Mill Millstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,368 times since then and 240 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Dec. 1, 2022