Wye Mills, a small town divided by the Talbot-Queen Anne’s county line, is the home of the Wye Mill, which has been in nearly continuous operation since 1682. Today, it houses a museum in addition to its mill operations.
With a population of around 600 people, Wye Mills is one of the smallest towns in the area. It still houses important sites, including the Old Wye Church, what remains of the famous Wye Oak tree and the state’s first regional community college, Chesapeake College. The Wye House, a plantation mansion, the Old Wye Church and several other old homes in the town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.