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Modern technology has helped connect places of the present to mills of the past. Google My Maps has enabled 3,974 Mid-Atlantic mills (in DC, DE, MD, PA, and VA) to be compiled into one electronic resource, both on a modern map and in a searchable table.

Information for this comprehensive map was gathered from many sources, including mid-to-late 19th century atlases, directories, and county histories, as well as from archives of personal, state, and SPOOM collections.
This map is a great place to begin research about a mill or mill site in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Click on this link to view the Mid-Atlantic Mills Map on Google My Maps.

Navigating the Google My Maps Tables and Map of Mid-Atlantic Mills

These directions are for Internet Explorer. Other operating systems may work differently.

The Map Legend is on the left side of the screen.

  • Click on a layer box to toggle that layer on or off.
  • Click on a down arrow to see a list of the mills in that layer by name.
  • Click on a mill name to zoom to that mill site and get the details for that mill.

Map Window

  • The zoom buttons are in the lower left of the window.
  • To pan, click and hold the left left mouse key and move the map to the desired location.
  • Click on a dot to get the details for that location.