Rockland Mill Village

Rockland Mill Village (HM2D7O)

Location: , DE 19732 New Castle County
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N 39° 47.818', W 75° 34.475'

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The site of the Rockland Mill Village is one of the earliest and longest-functioning mill seats on the Brandywine. Grist milling commenced c.1724 and was replaced by a fulling and cotton mill c.1735. Paper was the primary product of the mill beginning in 1849 and the mill produced rag paper, fine book paper and tissue paper. The mill supported a population of 200 at its peak in 1880. The village that formed around the mill contained two churches, a hotel, a post office and twenty-eight company-owned houses in addition to the buildings on the mill complex. Operations ceased in 1973 when the mill was sold and developed into condominiums.
HM NumberHM2D7O
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450808 N 4405380
Decimal Degrees39.79696667, -75.57458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.818', W 75° 34.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 49.08" N, 75° 34' 28.5" W
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Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55 Rockland Falls Rd, DE 19732, US
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