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Mount Airy in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company

Historic Downtown Mount Airy

 
 
Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2016
1. Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Marker
Inscription.  
From the late 1800s to the mid-1960s, Mount Airy was a busy farming community. The B&O Railroad carried commodities from Mount Airy to market, and carried needed manufactured goods into Mount Airy. A grain mill was always one of the centers of commerce in the town. Local farmers would deliver grain to the mill, where it was ground into flour and feed. Then trains would carry the grain to market in Baltimore and other cities.

Runkles' Mill was one of the first mills built alongside the tracks in Mount Airy. It was destroyed in the fire of 1914. The Mt. Airy Milling Company was built in its place. It was destroyed by fire in 1967. The grain silos, which stood behind the F&M Bank, were demolished in 1978. Both mills were located on this site.

[Photo captions read]
Runkles Mill circa 1910

Mt. Airy Milling Co. circa 1960

Photographs courtesy of the Historical Society of Mount Airy
 
Erected 2014.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location.
Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2016
2. Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Marker
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39° 22.626′ N, 77° 9.26′ W. Marker is in Mount Airy, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Main Street (Maryland Route 808) south of Prospect Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 South Main Street, Mount Airy MD 21771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mount Airy Rail Yard (here, next to this marker); The Mount Airy Station (a few steps from this marker); Sledding in Mount Airy in the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Railway Express Agency Baggage Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hood Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gillis Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bobsled (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Airy.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Mount Airy, Maryland. Town website entry (Submitted on October 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. About Downtown Mount Airy, MD. Mount Airy Main Street Association website entry (Submitted on October 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jun. 25, 2022