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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kemp Mill

 
 
Kemp Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 29, 2006
1. Kemp Mill Marker
Inscription. A 1794 map of Maryland indicates a mill at this site owned by Quaker minister and political activist Evan Thomas. Thomas' Mill, leased to Thomas Brown in 1803, was sold to Aaron Dyer in 1816. Francis Valdenar purchased the frame saw and grist mill in 1833. During the 1830 decade a small settlement called Claysville existed near the mill that included a store and tanyard. The name Kemp Mill materialized in 1857 when Valdenar sold to George Kemp. Kemp's family operated the mill until 1905. When the center of milling shifted to the mid-west in the late 1800's many small family mills in Montgomery County like Kemp Mill closed. In 1919 the mill burned. M-NCPPC purchased the site in 1957.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning.
 
Location. 39° 3.977′ N, 77° 1.657′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Randolph Road east of Kemp Mill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Harper Family Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reforestation (approx. one mile
Kemp Mill Was Probably Somewhere Here image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 29, 2006
2. Kemp Mill Was Probably Somewhere Here
away); Cisterns (approx. 1.2 miles away); Smithville Colored School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rachel Carson House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
More about this marker. The acronym M-NCPPC on the inscription stands for The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The marker bears the logo of this commission.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,910 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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