Rock Run Grist Mill - Havre de Grace, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 36.477 W 076° 08.534
18S E 401942 N 4384868
Quick Description: A grist mill at Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2021 8:58:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM14RJQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "John Stump III "of Stafford" built and operated the Rock Run Grist Mill along with several other mills in Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore Counties. Stump managed the Mill from 1800 until his death in 1816, when it was then passed to Dr. John Archer Jr., husband of Stump's daughter Ann. In 1904, the Mill passed from the Archers to John Macklem, and then to Wilford Wilkinson in 1929. In 1960, the Maryland Department of Forest and Parks bought the Mill and surrounding land and operated the Mill for public demonstration by 1965. The Mill's wheel was originally installed in 1900, but was replaced in 1964 and then again in 2007. Fitted with 84 buckets and weighing nearly 12 tons, the Mill's wheel rotates by means of belts, pulleys, gears, and buckets of water in order to grind grain. The grinding processes was only performed during the day because the flower dust could combust if it came into contact with the flame of a candle. The Mill housed a post office on the second floor from 1827 to 1856 and was frequently used as a communal market."
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Varies by season


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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