Burwell-Morgan Mill In Millwood, Virginia   8 comments

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Located in the small town of Millwood, Virginia, near Spout Run where a mill-race runs next to the mill,

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013the Burwell-Morgan Mill was a joint business venture of Nathaniel Burwell and Daniel Morgan.

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013The mill was built 1785 and was one of only a few interior water wheel (20 feet in diameter) in the nation,

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013which allowed the miller to grind year-round.

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Designed with a double set of wooden gears, the mill was able to turn two grindstones, one for corn and one for wheat. Commercial operation of the mill continued to 1952 and currently is maintained by the Clarke County Historical Association.

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Bob McNeily is getting answers to questions. — Images by kenne

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Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Office area of the mill.

8 responses to “Burwell-Morgan Mill In Millwood, Virginia

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  1. love the old- worldliness

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  2. Great photos and great stuff. We better be keeping these around, who knows what the future holds ! A mill that does not require utilities could be huge.

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  3. Great photos to capture the spirit of the old mill. Always enjoy seeing those old signatures on the wall. We have a few in old buildings here in Ohio. Really would like to sit in the office! Thanks!

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  4. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    On this day five years ago we were with friends Kathy and Bob in Millwood, Virginia. — kenne

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