Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, Virginia





"Burwell Morgan Mill", Millwood, Virginia, 1782, what a gorgeous mill, the Monday we were in the area it was not open. Fri & Sun 12-5 Sat 10-5. I would say if you have never been to grist mill, make sure of their hours & take a visit. Well worth the time & drive. It is so fun to learn how one works, see the gears turning, hear the gears turning & see what items they do make. Lot of them still make & sell the flour, buckwheat flour, corn mill, it all depends. Such amazing work, I guess I was raised in a family that found pride & honor in that kind of work... getting your hands dirty, keep those gears working smoothly & all. Very cool. Beth ( :

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EG CameraGirl said…
Oh, that's a handsome stone foundation!
The Greenockian said…
Looks like a really interesting place.
Another beautiful working mill in Raphine VA is Wades Mill. They have a lovely little shop and right next door is Buffalo Springs Herb Farm. It's a beautiful drive through the Shenandoah Valley as well!
William Kendall said…
Quite an impressive mill, and with a whole lot of history!
eileeninmd said…
It is a beautiful mill, I like the stonework. Wonderful post and images, Beth!

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
TexWisGirl said…
pretty neat!
Michelle said…
That is a beautiful, old building. Too bad it wasn't open!
Rose said…
I love visiting places like this...and I love that stone foundation.
Linda Kay said…
What a great find, Beth. So unique.
Bethany Carson said…
A beautiful building! How neat that it was built back in the 1700s! It is wonderful when people can take pride in working with their hands. I have a family like that as well, and I'm so happy I've had the opportunity to do so many things most people my age would never even dream of doing--walking beans, shoveling grain bins, helping butcher a deer, etc. I may not have enjoyed them while doing them, but I'm very thankful I was given the experience.
Sharon Wagner said…
Real old fashioned flour. That is cool that they still make it.
Such places are always fascinating to visit aren't they! xx
genie said…
OK, gal...now I have to go and see this. It looks to be a fine example.
Linda said…
It's a neat place! Twice a year they host a wonderful art show and we enjoy going.