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The Rock Forge Distillery
RD #24, Maryland
Washington County, MD

(Est. ca. 1882)


The origins of the distillery can be found in a History of the Leitersburg District, Washington Co., MD., by Herbert C Bell, 1898.

The distillery was located at Rock Forge dam, the site of a foundry that had been operated by Garver, Foltz & Co. In 1882 the owners moved to Hagerstown and the buildings were purchased and coverted to a distillery by Benjamin Shockey.

1905: The MD State Tax Commissioner reports that the taxable value of distilled spirits for this year was $400. The distillery was owned and operated by Benjamin Shockey.

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Internal Revenue recorded warehouse transactions for The Rock Forge Distillery as follows:
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