Valley Mill

Valley Mill (HM26BI)

Location: Silver Spring, MD 20904 Montgomery County
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N 39° 3.957', W 76° 58.679'

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Several water powered mills operated along Paint Branch from as early as 1723. In the 1790s, Peter Kemp built a saw and grist mill and brick miller's cottage on this site. Two subsequent mills replaced the original in the nineteenth century. The first, constructed in 1835 by Dr. Washington Duvall, became the leading producer of corn meal in Montgomery County by mid-century. In 1879, Franklin Pilling built the mill known as Valley Mill. Pilling replaced the old water wheel with a more efficient poole and hunt turbine, a portion of which remains. The centralization of milling to the mid-west in the late 1800s caused the economic demise of numerous small mills. The Valley Mill ceased to operated by 1930.
HM NumberHM26BI
Placed ByMontgomery County Park Commission Department of Parks
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328875 N 4325957
Decimal Degrees39.06595000, -76.97798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.957', W 76° 58.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 57.42" N, 76° 58' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)202, 240, 301, 703, 410
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1600 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring MD 20904, US
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