Laurel Factory: A Mill Town

Laurel Factory: A Mill Town (HM1IXY)

Location: Laurel, MD 20707 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.585', W 76° 51.442'

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Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trauil

In the 1840s the Patuxent Manufacturing Company's President Horace Capron built homes for mill workers like the one occupied since 1996 by the Laurel Museum.

The homes originally housed 4 families, each of whom had a separate kitchen in the basement.

Children and adults lived in close quarters, and worked in the mill 11-12 hours a day. In 1850 men earned an average monthly wage of $9.54 and the women $5.00

The Company also operated a store and a school, owned much of the early Main Street area, and controlled the town's operations.
Placed ByCity of Laurel Department of Parks and Recrecation
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Date Added Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 339410 N 4330598
Decimal Degrees39.10975000, -76.85736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.585', W 76° 51.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 35.1" N, 76° 51' 26.52" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 9th St, Laurel MD 20707, US
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