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

Newlin’s Mill Millstone

 
 
Newlin's Mill Millstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
1. Newlin's Mill Millstone Marker
Inscription. Newlin's Mill was located on the west side of Brookeville in the vicinity of Brookeville Road and Market Street (Route 97) and was operated from the early 19th century to the early 20th century. This versatile mill sawed lumber, pressed oil from castor and flax seeds, hulled clover seed, and ground lime-stone for plaster. Physicians of the day pronounced its castor oil of "superior quality to that which is generally imported."

This millstone, according to a manuscript by Edith (Brooke) Green, the Genealogy of the Basil Brooke's Family, ended up in the front yard at "Falling Green"—now the site of the Olney's Boy's and Girl's Club Community Park, having been brought there from Brookeville in April, 1889, transported on a "Lizard" made to drag it and "hooked up to four horses and two oxen."

Following the millstone's discovery in 2001 and the subsequent research and consultation which established its origin—a process that involved the efforts of Kathy Lyon of Montgomery Preservation, Inc., Debbie Heibein, Director of the Sandy Spring Museum, and local historian Sylvia Nash, Olney's Boy's and Girl's Club Chairman Dan Dionisio made the generous determination that the millstone should go back "home" to Brookeville. Mr. Dionisio arranged for Olney's Boy's and Girl's Club's general contractor, Accubid Excavation,
Marker and Millstone image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
2. Marker and Millstone
Inc., to move the stone, estimated to weigh more than two tons. It was placed at this site for public display on May 5, 2001.
 
Location. 39° 10.828′ N, 77° 3.514′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from High Street (Maryland Route 97) south of Market Street (Maryland Route 97). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 High Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. August 26, 1814 (a few steps from this marker); Brookeville (a few steps from this marker); A Refuge (a few steps from this marker); Brookeville Angel (within shouting distance of this marker); In This House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the lawn of the Brookeville Academy Community Center, near the street.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,935 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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