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Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pierce Mill

 
 
Pierce Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2009
1. Pierce Mill Marker
Inscription.  The last of several grain mills operating on Rock Creek during an era when most American mills derived their power from small streams. Located near an Indian site. The land was conveyed to Isaac Pierce by the Revolution patriot William Deakins in 1794. Mill built about 1820 by Isaac and Abner Pierce. Inherited by a nephew Pierce Shoemaker in 1851, and operated until 1897. Purchased by the Federal Government in 1890 and restored by the National Park Service in 1936.
 
Erected by National Society Colonial Dames of America in the District of Columbia; National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 56.42′ N, 77° 3.11′ W. Marker was in Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker was on Tilden Street
Pierce Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2009
2. Pierce Mill Marker
Northwest west of Beach Drive Northwest, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located in Rock Creek Park. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2401 Tilden Street Northwest, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Machine in a Stone Box (a few steps from this marker); The Peirce Family Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierce Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Orchards, Fields, Gardens, Pastures (within shouting distance of this marker); Peirce Still House (within shouting distance of this marker); Herring Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Creek's Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peirce Mill (about 400 feet away).
 
Pierce Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2009
3. Pierce Mill Marker
Pierce Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2009
4. Pierce Mill Marker
Pierce Barn image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2009
5. Pierce Barn
The Barn is on the same property as the Mill
Pierce Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 18, 2016
6. Pierce Mill Marker
This view is from a similar position as photo #4, but the works of the mill have been reconstructed and the marker removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on December 19, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   6. submitted on September 19, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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