Laurel Factory: A Mill Town

Laurel Factory: A Mill Town (HM1IXY)

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

N 39° 6.585', W 76° 51.442'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 161 views
Inscription

Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trauil

In the 1840s the Patuxent Manufacturing Company's President Horace Capron built homes for mill workers like the one occupied since 1996 by the Laurel Museum.

The homes originally housed 4 families, each of whom had a separate kitchen in the basement.

Children and adults lived in close quarters, and worked in the mill 11-12 hours a day. In 1850 men earned an average monthly wage of $9.54 and the women $5.00

The Company also operated a store and a school, owned much of the early Main Street area, and controlled the town's operations.
Details
HM NumberHM1IXY
Tags
Placed ByCity of Laurel Department of Parks and Recrecation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 339410 N 4330598
Decimal Degrees39.10975000, -76.85736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.585', W 76° 51.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 35.1" N, 76° 51' 26.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)240, 301, 410
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 9th St, Laurel MD 20707, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?