Round Top Cement Mill Historical

Round Top Cement Mill Historical (HM1T9L)

Location: Hancock, MD 21750 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 40.653', W 78° 13.618'

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Western Maryland Rail Trail

The Round Top Hydraulic Cement Company operated at this site from 1863 to 1909. The mill, which was powered by a 16 foot water wheel and eight coal fired kilns, produced 2200 barrels of hydraulic cement per week. The raw materials for the mill were mined from the adjacent limestone caves. At its peak production, the Round Top Mill employed 100 workers and was a prominent Washington County business. Cement from this mine was transported by canal boat or the B&O Railroad and was used in such famous projects as the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building. The mill was closed due to the introduction and success of the slower setting and stronger Portland Cement product in the building trades industry.
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HM NumberHM1T9L
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Placed ByWestern Maryland Rail Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 737832 N 4395645
Decimal Degrees39.67755000, -78.22696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 40.653', W 78° 13.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 40' 39.18" N, 78° 13' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Western Maryland Rail Trail, Hancock MD 21750, US
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