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 Caroline Digital History Project

  • Archiving, protecting, and indexing hundreds of research projects and thousands of historical document.
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 Museum of Rural Life

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 Historical Preservation

Protect, preserve, and document many historic buildings in Caroline County.

 

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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).

Chilton’s Mill

History and Location of Chilton SawmillOther Names: None Years: 1810 - 1875 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  50 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for Posting Online...

Dickinson’s Mill

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...

T. L. Day Sawmill

History and Location of T. L. Day SawmillOther Names: J. W. Jump and Co. Years: 1875 - 1888 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  50 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for...

Douglas Sawmill

History and Location of Douglas MillOther Names: Dickinson's Mill Years: 1860 - 1885 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  50 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for...

Davis Sawmill

History and Location of Davis SawmillOther Names: None Years: 1877 - 1880 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  100 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for Posting Online...

Casho Sawmill

History and Location of Casho SawmillOther Names: Casho's Mills Years: 1875 - 1897 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  50 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for Posting...

Daniel Horsey’s Sawmill

Daniel Horsey’s Sawmill

History and Location of Horsey's SawmillOther Names: Camp Todd Sawmill (LeGrain), Chaffinch Sawmill Years: 1875 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  100 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland,...

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...

Boyce Sawmill

Boyce Sawmill

History and Location of Boyce SawmillOther Names: J. Hutson Sawmill Years: 1875 - 1897 Structure Exists?  No Historic Site Location Precision:  50 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for...

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...

Andrew Mill

History and Location of Andrew MillOther Names: Blades Mill, Deen's Mill, Dean's Mill, Fowling Creek Mill, Dawson and Co. Mill, Harmony Mill, Nagel Mill. Years: 1782 - 1940 Structure Exists?  No Location Precision:  100 metersThe following text is extracted from John...

Andersontown Mill

History and Location of Andersontown MillOther Names: Pool's Mills, Booth Sawmill Years: 1875-1897 Structure Exists?  No Location Precision:  50 metersThe following text is extracted from John F. McGrain, The Molinography of Maryland, Expanded, 2007 Edition for...

Allcock Sawmill

History and Location of Allcock Sawmill Other Names:  Allacock Sawmill, Alcock Sawmill, Alcocks Saw Mill Years: 1739-1897 Structure Exists?  No Location Precision:  100 meters Burtonwood Allacock sold half a sawmill on Fowling Creek to Joseph Allford, November 14,...

M.F. Allaband Steam Sawmill

History and Location of Allaband Steam SawmillOther Names: None Years: 1875 - 1887 Structure Exists?  No Location Precision:  10 meters M. F. Allaband was listed as a sawmiller at Denton in the 1887 State business directory.  (John J. McGrain, Caroline County...