Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Historical

Runkles Mill and The Mt. Airy Milling Company Historical (HM1UW6)

Location: Mount Airy, MD 21771 Carroll County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 22.626', W 77° 9.26'

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Historic Downtown Mount Airy

From the late 1800s to the mid-1960s, Mount Airy was a busy farming community. The B&O Railroad carried commodities from Mount Airy to market, and carried needed manufactured goods into Mount Airy. A grain mill was always one of the centers of commerce in the town. Local farmers would deliver grain to the mill, where it was ground into flour and feed. Then trains would carry the grain to market in Baltimore and other cities.
Runkles' Mill was one of the first mills built alongside the tracks in Mount Airy. It was destroyed in the fire of 1914. The Mt. Airy Milling Company was built in its place. It was destroyed by fire in 1967. The grain silos, which stood behind the F&M Bank, were demolished in 1978. Both mills were located on this site.
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Runkles Mill circa 1910
Mt. Airy Milling Co. circa 1960
Photographs courtesy of the Historical Society of Mount Airy
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HM NumberHM1UW6
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Year Placed2014
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Date Added Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314438 N 4360838
Decimal Degrees39.37710000, -77.15433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.626', W 77° 9.26'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 37.56" N, 77° 9' 15.6" W
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Area Code(s)301, 443, 410, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-28 MD-808, Mount Airy MD 21771, US
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