Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Newlin’s Mill Millstone
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,
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.
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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 1,926 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.