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

Newlin’s Mill

 
 
Newlin's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
1. Newlin's Mill Marker
Inscription.  In 1800, Thomas Moore, Jr. and his wife, Mary Brooke Moore sold to David Newlin four acres inherited from Mrs. Moore's father, Roger Brooke IV, described as "standing below Newlin's Mill dam". Initially, Newlin operated an oil mill on this site, grinding flax seed into linseed oil. A covenant prevented Newlin from grinding grain and competing with Richard Thomas' mill on the east side of Brookeville. By 1825 however, a notice to sell the mill described Newlin's as a grist, saw, oil and clover seed mill. Later owners and millers included William Downs and Charles Henry Shaw. The mill ceased operation in the early 1900s. A mill race is still visible running parallel to Brookeville Road, west to Oakley Cabin.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 39° 10.854′ N, 77° 3.694′ W. Marker is in Brookeville
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, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) and Brookeville Road, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 Georgia Avenue, 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. Valley Mill House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Moore Cottage (about 400 feet away); Murphy House (about 600 feet away); Margaret Brooke House (about 700 feet away); August 26, 1814 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
 
Newlin's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
2. Newlin's Mill Marker
Newlin's Mill image. Click for full size.
3. Newlin's Mill
Close up of photograph reproduced on the Newlin's Mill Millstone marker on the lawn of the Brookeville Academy Community Center (which see).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,311 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 20, 2006.

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