Savage in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Savage Mill
The water originally went directly through the "OLD WEAVE" building behind you and drove the looms, spinners equipment there and in the "CARDING" building through an elaborate system of shafts, belts and pulleys.
In 1916, with the construction of the "NEW WEAVE" building, the Mill race was diverted into the huge flume behind the cast iron bar screens, which kept debris and fish from entering the "WHEEL HOUSE" below. There the water passed through a cast iron drum 12 feet in diameter and thirty feet long.
Location. 39° 8.127′ N, 76° 49.582′ W. Marker is in Savage, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Street and Fair Street. Touch for map. Marker is on a walk along the river side of Savage Mill, now a specialty shopping mall. Marker is in this post office area: Savage MD 20763, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bollman Iron Truss Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Savage Mill (about 500 feet away); Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall This Survey Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Governor Harry R. Hughes (approx. 1.2 miles away); Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad (approx. 1.8 miles away); Riverfront Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Patuxent River (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savage.
Also see . . . Savage Mill Website. (Submitted on June 12, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 12, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 8. submitted on June 6, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 9. submitted on May 19, 2012.