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

Waters’ Mill

 
 
Waters' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
1. Waters' Mill Marker
Inscription. In the 1780s, the Waters family acquired acreage known as the William and Mary tract, described in tax records as “wooded saplin land, 30 miles from Georgetown.” Around 1810 Zachariah Waters built a saw and grist mill on a portion of the tract to serve the needs of his family and community. The mill was unusual in that along with the processing of grain and lumber, the miller pressed flax seed to make linseed oil. The mill ceased operating around 1895. The remains of the mill, miller's house and mill race are located along little Seneca Creek near the Bike Path Bridge.
Montgomery County Park Commission
Department of Park and Planning

 
Erected 1996 by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Park and Planning.
 
Location. 39° 12.026′ N, 77° 17.067′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Lake Ridge Drive. Touch for map. Along the Black Hill Hiker/Biker Trail near its crossing of Little Seneca Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Germantown MD 20874, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To Honor the Memory of George A, (Jay) Chadwick Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Black Hill Gold Mine
Waters' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
2. Waters' Mill Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Reflections of Old Germantown (approx. 1.9 miles away); Liberty Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dowden's Ordinary: The Elephant Comes to Clarksburg (approx. 2 miles away); Dowdens Ordinary (approx. 2 miles away); Archaeology at Dowden's Ordinary (approx. 2 miles away); Tavern Life at Dowden's Ordinary (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Germantown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
3. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
The Tail Race image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
4. The Tail Race
Waters' Mill Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
5. Waters' Mill Ruins
Waters' Mill Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
6. Waters' Mill Ruins
Waters' Mill Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
7. Waters' Mill Ruins
William and Mary Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2016
8. William and Mary Boundary Marker

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 9, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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