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Wye Mills in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wye Grist Mill

Maryland's oldest working mill and one of its oldest commerical buildings

 
 
Wye Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
1. Wye Grist Mill Marker
Inscription. The building on which this information is posted is a replica of a typical Colonial-era "corn crib." It was built as an Eagle Scout project in 2012 by Scott Bell. It includes material reclaimed from a Colonial-era corn crib located on Kent Island, and is representative of what may have been used here at the Wye Mill. The granite blocks on which it rests are thought to be ballast from a 17th or 18th sailing vessel. The wide boards on the ends of the crib are typical of the work done by 18th and 19th century water-powered saw mills such as the one that was in operation on this site from the late 1700's until 1875.
 
Location. 38° 56.5′ N, 76° 4.875′ W. Marker is in Wye Mills, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Wye Mills Road (County Route 662). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wye Mills MD 21679, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Brief History of the Mill (here, next to this marker); So, How Does a Mill Work? (here, next to this marker); Wye Grist Mill and Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Wye Oak House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wye Oak * National Champion White Oak
Wye Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, August 2, 2013
2. Wye Grist Mill Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wye Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Wye Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chesapeake College (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wye Mills.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2013, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2013, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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