History and Location of Horsey’s Sawmill

Other Names: Camp Todd Sawmill (LeGrain), Chaffinch Sawmill

Years: 1875

Structure Exists?  No

Historic Site Location Precision:  100 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.

Per Mrs. Paul Knotts of Denton, there was an early mill on this site at Robins Creek. The up-and-down sawmill of Daniel Horsey was also at the head of the pond. See Stanton’s Mill of 1838. 

Daniel Horsey once owned an up-and-down sawmill at the head of Robins Creek near Camp Todd, a long extinct works, possibly the successor to the Chaffinch sawmill found on the 1875 map by Isler. Location was probably at grid 14-K-10 in the ADC Atlas, based on a nameless asterisk found in Martenet’s 1885 State map.

Both the 1875 Isler map and the 1885 Martenet map showed Chaffinch Sawmill on the south bank of the south branch of Mill Creek, upstream of the mill near Potters Landing. The site was the north side of present Beauchamp Branch Road. 

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

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