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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Great Mills, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of St. Mary's County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg St. Mary s County, MD (269) Calvert County, MD (147) Charles County, MD (142) Dorchester County, MD (102) Somerset County, MD (37) Northumberland County, VA (23) Westmoreland County, VA (83)  St.Mary'sCounty(269) St. Mary's County (269)  CalvertCounty(147) Calvert County (147)  CharlesCounty(142) Charles County (142)  DorchesterCounty(102) Dorchester County (102)  SomersetCounty(37) Somerset County (37)  NorthumberlandCountyVirginia(23) Northumberland County (23)  WestmorelandCounty(83) Westmoreland County (83)
Location of Great Mills, Maryland
    St. Mary's County (269)
    Calvert County (147)
    Charles County (142)
    Dorchester County (102)
    Somerset County (37)
    Northumberland County, Virginia (23)
    Westmoreland County, Virginia (83)
 
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1Maryland (St. Mary's County), Great Mills — Cecil's General Store
The present Cecil store and house were built in 1906. This building replaced a one story store at Clifton Factory that stood on the same site, and the house stands on the same site of an old three story structure called "The Tavern." This . . . Map (db m138942) HM
2Maryland (St. Mary's County), Great Mills — Cecil's MillGreat Mills
Around 1900, John Thomas Cecil built this mill over the foundation of W.W. Cecil's mill which was torn down. The first belt driven roller mill in the county and the saw mill were operated by water power until Cecil's death in 1927. His son, H. Robb . . . Map (db m138936) HM
3Maryland (St. Mary's County), Great Mills — Cecil's Mill Historic District
The original water-powered textile mill. "Clifton factory," built in 1812, was rebuilt as a flour mill in 1900 by John Thomas Cecil. Historic district also includes Cecil's Country Store and post office built in 1906.Map (db m16792) HM
4Maryland (St. Mary's County), Great Mills — Cecil's Saw Mill
A saw mill has been on this site since circa 1820. The present structure has been restored using most of the "American" saw mill parts dating from 1910. The mill has not operated since the fatal injury of H. Robb Cecil on 22 April 1959. Restoration . . . Map (db m62591) HM
5Maryland (St. Mary's County), Great Mills — Clifton FactoryGreat Mills
A textile factory was built originally on this site in an attempt to develop cotton as an alternative crop to tobacco, still a major crop in this area. One of the county's leading manufacturing industries in the early 1800's, in time the cotton crop . . . Map (db m138938) HM
6Maryland (St. Mary's County), Great Mills — Rat Hall
During the early 1800's, the flourishing textile industry at Clifton Factory supported what was considered a "cotton town." Land was subdivided into small lots to accommodate housing for the growing community. Several of these small structures were . . . Map (db m138939) HM
 
May. 16, 2021