May 18, 2006

Jerusalem Mills: The Mill

Jerusalem Mills (Gunpowder State Park Headquarters) -- From I-95 take exit 74 for Route 152 West (Mountain Road). Follow Mountain Road toward Fallston and turn left onto Jerusalem Road. Jerusalem Mill will be on your left after 1.1 miles. Parking is in the lot on the right, just before the mill.

First sign reads: Jerusalem Mills
Established 1772 by David Lee a Quaker from Bucks County Pennsylvania. A gun manufactory back of the mill furnished guns for the Revolution in 1776. The original tract called Jerusalem patented 1687. (State Roads Commission)

Second sign reads: Milestone
1885 milestone from Baltimore & Jerusalem Turnpike, a privately run toll road from 1867 - 1911. "14M to B" was mileage to Baltimore from original site one mile west. Displaced 1990 by development.

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Camera: Canon EOS 20D with EF-S 17-85MM f4-5.6 IS USM lens.