History and Location of Chilton Sawmill

Other Names: None

Years: 1810 – 1875

Structure Exists?  No

Historic Site Location Precision:  50 meters

The following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for Posting Online at the Maryland State Archives.


Chilton’s Mill

Chilton’s Mill stood on Chapel Branch about 1810, HCLN, p. 20. 

[Thanks to Ken Swain of Greensboro for providing the precise location of Chilton’s Mill, where Knife Box Rd. crossing Garey Mill Pond Branch.]

W. G. Horsey’s Sawmill

W. G. Horsey’s sawmill was shown on Chapel Branch upstream of Garey Mill on Isler’s 1875 county map. Apparently the same as Chiltons mentioned in HCLN, p. 20, in the list of mills standing in 1810.

“We hear it rumored that new grist and saw mills are to be erected in our county. Mr. W. G. Horsey and Mr. T. Nuttle both contemplate erecting mills on favorable streams during the present year. We have an abundance of water power in the county but fear the grain and saw mills will soon cease to be a profitable investment. By a combination of capital a factory could easily be placed upon one of our idle streams. Who will start the enterprise,” Denton Journal, January 16, 1869. 

(HCLN is History of Caroline County, Maryland, Caroline County Schools, J. W. Stowell Printing Co., Federalsburg, 1920.)

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