Pry Mill

Pry Mill (HM1IJ)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 29.104', W 77° 42.823'

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The 20.25 acre property on Little Antietam Creek was bequeathed to Samuel Merritt Hitt by Robert Smith on October 28, 1818. A two-story, two-section grist and sawmill was constructed about 1820 by Hitt, who diverted the established road so traffic would pass his mill. Brothers Samuel and Philip Pry purchased the mill in 1847. Samuel, the sole proprietor in 1850, rebuilt the structure in its present form. Jonathan Letterman selected the mill as one of seven Union hospital sites, and the building became a grisly haven for the wounded of Antietam. Although the war ruined his brother, Samuel prospered. The 1880 Manufacturing Census placed Pry Mill as one of the top five mills in Washington County. The mill remained in the Pry family until 1941, but ceased operations in 1926. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHM1IJ
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Washington County Historical Advisory Committee series
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Placed ByWashington County Historical Advisory Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:35pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266610 N 4374123
Decimal Degrees39.48506667, -77.71371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.104', W 77° 42.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 6.24" N, 77° 42' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18960 Keedysville Rd, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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