Laurel Factory:

Laurel Factory: (HM1HYP)

Location: Laurel, MD 20707 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.58', W 76° 51.448'

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Prince Georges County's Only Mill Town

— Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail —

Laurel was originally called Laurel Factory after the cotton mill that stood where the Laurel Pool is today.
The Laurel mill originally manufactured cotton duck, used for sails, tents and the Conestoga Wagons that settled the west. Cotton ramie and window shades were produced there in later years.
Laurel's Main Street evolved as a conduit for importing raw materials and for hauling manufactured goods by wagon from the mill to the railroad station where they traveled to Baltimore.
Mills were Laurel's primary employer for many years but mill workers' jobs were often uncertain. The Laurel Mill burned and was rebuilt. It changed hands frequently, opened, went bankrupt, and reopened again. The mill closed for good in 1929.
During WWI, soldiers were housed in the mill and trained in nearby "Camp Laurel" before going to war.
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HM NumberHM1HYP
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Placed ByCity of Laurel Dpartment of Parks and Recreation
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Date Added Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 339401 N 4330588
Decimal Degrees39.10966667, -76.85746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.58', W 76° 51.448'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 34.8" N, 76° 51' 26.88" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901 Main St, Laurel MD 20707, US
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