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Knott’s Mill

Knott’s Mill

Until recently, Knotts Mill in Tuckahoe Neck rivaled Wye Mill as the oldest continually operated grist mill in Maryland.  Located just a half mile from the wharf at Sloop Landing on the Tuckahoe, it was perhaps better positioned to rush flour and corn meal to feed Washington’s army during the Revolution.

In June 1781, while Washington and Cornwallis were moving their armies toward Yorktown, American Colonel Henry Hollingsworth reported to Maryland Governor Thomas Lee that 600 bushels of State wheat were stored at Seth’s Mill (earlier name of Knott’s Mill).

Dickinson’s Mill Rediscovered with Lidar

Ruins of a mill dam survived on Fowling Creek Branch on Wiltshire Manor and have been identified as either a Blades Mill or Dickinsons Mill by Mrs. Clara Mitchell of Preston, October 17, 1967. This land at Grove near Preston had been owned by Henry Dickinson and several generations of Isaiah Blades heirs. Read more…

Denton Flour Mill

History and Location of Denton Flour MillOther Names: Smith Mill.  Redden Sawmill, which possibly replaced the M.F. Allaband Steam Sawmill at this site. Years: 1886 - 1897 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  30 metersThe 1875 Isler map of Caroline...

Driver’s Grist Mill and Sawmill

History and Location of Driver's MillOther Names: Garey's Mill, Spring Mill, Spring, Mills, Driver's Grist Mill, Driver's Sawmill Mill Years: 1769 - 1902 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  50 metersThe following text is extracted from John F....

Brown Mill

History and Location of Brown MillOther Names: John W. Brown’s Flour Mill, John W. Brown’s Flour Mill, J. W. Brown Mill Years: `1860 - 1890 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  100 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The...

Anthony’s Mill

History and Location of Anthony's MillOther Names: Possibly Pearson's Mill Years: 1792 - 1915 Structure Exists?  No Location Precision:  50 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for Posting...