Daniels was a mill town like many others along the banks of the Patapsco River where its residents lived and worked until Tropical Storm Agnes wiped it out in 1972. Originally the town was named Alberton, it had at least 3 churches, many homes, and even a band. In the 1950s the C.R. Daniels Company took over the mill and renamed the town Daniels. Eventually after several floods the C.R. Daniels Company decided it was best to move operations to a new location so in 1968 the town lost its employer, and just a few years later it disappeared from the maps completely. Today if you look closely and know where to hike you can still find the old road through town and a few stone foundations among the trees.