Linchester Mill

Linchester Mill (HM1I4U)

Location: Preston, MD 21655 Caroline County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.048', W 75° 53.85'

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Linchester Mill borders Hunting Creek, a tributary of the Choptank River flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. This historic site provided a crossing for Native Americans who traveled the Choptank Indian Trail; colonists en route to the first Choptank River ferry located at Hog Island; the first "salt raid" of the American Revolution; the first trans-Peninsula railroad to Ocean City; and for customers buying moonshine at Tom's Still.

A mill has been here for 250 years. The braced-frame mill was built in 1827. It had two structural additions. The first occurred in 1890 to accommodate new equipment. The second occurred in 1917 when the "Fitz" waterwheel replaced the large wooden waterwheel.

HM NumberHM1I4U
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Date Added Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 421956 N 4283957
Decimal Degrees38.70080000, -75.89750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.048', W 75° 53.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 2.88" N, 75° 53' 51" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3400 Linchester Rd, Preston MD 21655, US
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