Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Valley Mill House
War of 1812 Bicentennial
—United States Capital for a Day —
The original section of what is known as the Valley Mill House (on the right) consisted of a single-story, one-room stone cottage with a large open hearth and stair to a sleeping loft. David Newlin built it about 1800, adjacent to his mill complex, which included a saw mill, one for pressing flax and clover seeds, and one for grinding plaster. As his family and wealth grew, Newlin expanded the house, adding the current two story section with a formal parlor and bedchamber above, at which point the early cottage served as the kitchen.
Location. 39° 10.824′ N, 77° 3.648′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Market Street (Maryland Route 97) south of Brookeville Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 Market Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Moore Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Newlin’s Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murphy House (about 400 feet away); Margaret Brooke House (about 500 feet away); August 26, 1814 Brookeville (about 600 feet away); Newlin’s Mill Millstone (about 600 feet away); A Refuge (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.