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Cecil's Saw Mill

 
 
Cecil's Saw Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2013
1. Cecil's Saw Mill Marker
Inscription.  A saw mill has been on this site since circa 1820. The present structure has been restored using most of the "American" saw mill parts dating from 1910. The mill has not operated since the fatal injury of H. Robb Cecil on 22 April 1959. Restoration was completed in 1987 by William J. "Bill" Clements.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1959.
 
Location. 38° 14.434′ N, 76° 30.201′ W. Marker is in Great Mills, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Indian Bridge Road (Maryland Route 471) 0.2 miles north of Point Lookout Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the north end of Cecil's Old Mill - St. Mary's County Art Association 20854 Indian Bridge Road, Great Mills, Maryland 20634. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Mills MD 20634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cecil's Mill (a few steps from this marker); Cecil's Mill Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Cecil's General Store (a few steps from this marker); Clifton Factory (within shouting
Cecil's Saw Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2013
2. Cecil's Saw Mill Marker
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distance of this marker); Rat Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Colored Troops (approx. 3.3 miles away); The African American Monument In Elmer Brown Freedom Park (approx. 3.3 miles away); Welcome to the African American Monument of St. Mary's County (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Mills.
 
Cecil's Saw Mill image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2013
3. Cecil's Saw Mill
Marker is barely visible on the lower right of the photo.
Saw Blade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2013
4. Saw Blade
Belt driven saw-blade at the Cecil's Saw Mill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 364 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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