Rock Run Mill

Rock Run Mill (HM6T)

Location: Havre De Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 36.474', W 76° 8.532'

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The Rock Run Mill was built in 1794 by John Stump, a prominent businessman, on land originally known as "Land of Promise." The mill was in continuous operation until 1954. It is one of the oldest mills still standing in Harford County.

The building was restored by the State of Maryland in 1965. The huge water wheel, which drives the French-made mill stones, is an exact replica of the original. The water wheel turns from the weight of the water filling the buckets. Although it weighs twelve tons, the wheel is no finely balanced that less than two pounds of force will turn it.

During its operation the mill served as a center of activity for the community. Money was seldom exchanged between the local farmers—who brought their grain to be ground into meal—and the miller. Instead, the miller took a percentage of the processed grain, known as the "pottle."

Another historic site of interest is the nearby Rock Run Manor House. This mansion was constructed in 1804 by John Carter. The mill and mansion are open for tours on summer weekend afternoons.
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HM NumberHM6T
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Placed ByPeco Energy and the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 401945 N 4384862
Decimal Degrees39.60790000, -76.14220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.474', W 76° 8.532'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 28.44" N, 76° 8' 31.92" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 628-698 Stafford Rd, Havre De Grace MD 21078, US
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