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Near Preston in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Linchester

Circa 1681

 
 
Linchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. Linchester Marker
Inscription. Since the establishment of Hunting Creek Grist Mill prior to 1681, a mill on this site has served farmers. Known during the Revolutionary War as Murray’s Mill, it supplied provisions to the Continental Army. Linchester also was a Colonial Port of Entry.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 42.085′ N, 75° 53.821′ W. Marker is near Preston, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 331 and Linchester Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 331. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston MD 21655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Underground Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Linchester Mill-Living Dangerously (within shouting distance of this marker); Linchester Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leverton House-Finding Safe Haven (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freedom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Preston (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Frazier’s Chapel (approx. one mile away); Mt. Pleasant Cemetery-Dangerous Rendezvous (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
 
Also see . . .
Linchester Mill image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
2. Linchester Mill
Now known as F. S. Langrell Linchester Flouring Mills.

1. Restoring Linchester Mill as part of a Service Learning Effort. Despite its significance, the site was mostly forgotten and the most recent (but still centuries old) mill on the site had fallen into disrepair ... Maryland was the first state in the nation to require service learning in its schools, and working together the school and the Friends (of Linchester Mill) group created a program that helped toward preservation and awareness of the mill. (Submitted on April 20, 2009.) 

2. Restoration Efforts. A Power Point presentation with pictures and commentary on the Linchester Mill restoration efforts. (Submitted on April 20, 2009.) 

3. Mill Folklore: "History or Hearsay". Included in the discussion about the invention of the grain elevator is a picture of the last Linchester Mill operator, Captain Frank Samuel Langrell, in 1974. (Submitted on April 20, 2009.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,988 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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