Gary’s Creek was named for Stephen Gary (d. 1686), high sheriff and one of the judges of Dorchester County for whom “Spocott” was surveyed on this creek December 27, 1662. This road about 1663 was the Indian Path from the Indian towns on . . . — — Map (db m3999) HM
The earliest mills, like the Spocott Windmill, were post mills in which the entire mill housing pivots on a central post. Dorchester also had tower and smock mills in which only the building cap rotated into the wind. Every major farming area had . . . — — Map (db m205113) HM
This windmill is typical of the grist post mills used in the 18th and 19th centuries for grinding grain. Such a windmill, built here about 1850 by John A.L. Radcliffe, was blown down in the Blizzard of 1888. In 1972 it was reconstructed, using the . . . — — Map (db m4000) HM
This colonial tenant house was built on the Spocott Farm around 1800 and was used by the Radcliffe family and those who worked for them.
Much more than an employee
This home's most well known residents were Columbus and Adaline . . . — — Map (db m205111) HM
The Castle Haven School was built by John Anthony LeCompte Radcliffe for Dorchester County in 1870 because there was no local school for his children to attend. John was paid $500 for the project, losing $60 on the deal. Originally located on the . . . — — Map (db m205110) HM
The "George L" is a working English-style post mill named after Sen. George L. Radcliffe, the son of John Anthony LeCompte Radcliffe, who built the original mill in this location in 1852.
The original mill blew down in a March 1888 blizzard, . . . — — Map (db m205112) HM