— City of Laurel Walking Tour Site 2 —Nicholas Snowden built a grist mill on this site in 1811, using water from the Patuxent River to power the mill. He converted it into a cotton mill in 1824. His son-in-law, Horace Capron, enlarged the Laurel Cotton Mill in 1836 to produce canvas duck for Baltimore Clipper ship sails and Conestoga wagon covers. The mill burned in 1855 and was re-built in 1856 with automatic sprinklers. The mill was the largest employer in Laurel in the late 19th century. The remnants of the mill dam and millrace can be seen on the Riverfront Park Trail.
|Placed By||City of Laurel|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 339397 N 4330590|
|Decimal Degrees||39.10968333, -76.85751667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.581', W 76° 51.451'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 34.86" N, 76° 51' 27.06" W|
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|Area Code(s)||240, 301, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 901 Main St, Laurel MD 20707, US|
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