3 mills, bridge & school?


(2 photos above) Love's Mill - Chilhowie, Virginia
39300 County Road 762

"3 story frame mill, 1837. the feed mill specialized in supplying Wayne Feeds and Bartlet Feeds to the area farmers. overshot wheel has been removed from the former water-powered grist mill that functioned lately as a feed mill. concrete dam with the start of the concrete headrace to supply the mill water-power. newer section of the milling enterprise still is in operation, including seed corn available for purchase."

(3 photos above) Debusk Mill, 34002 Debusk Mill Road, Glade Spring, Virginia

"DeBusk family built this second mill, this time on the Middle Fork of the Holden River, in 1870. historically known as the Ebbing Spring Roller Mill, 3 story frame structure...  "

This old home and mill are adjacent to one another ...just amazing architecture ...I know it might be polite to the other "grist mills" we saw this trip ...but to me this mill and home took the cake for me ...just amazingly beautiful!!! I will say that when I put together these mills, I had added the 2nd picture of this mill to a different post, realizing when I was looking up details about this mill that I was wrong and did a "copy and paste" into this post ...oopies. Amazing how some of these mills look so similar in their features.

Bush Mill - Be Sure to zoom into these photos to get a closer look (PLEASE remember you can do this each and every time you visit my blog. HEADS UP! lol!!!) and see what these signs do say …this mill is open throughout the year for a closer up-close look. WAY COOL!!!

39248 Loves Mill Road, Chilhowie, VA
does this look a church or school to you? Awesome either way!!!

Mario Farm Road Bridge, Franklin County, VA

My hubby always calls them "steel super structures", funny thing is, that my Fiat 500 is named "Luigi", you would think I would recall his brother "Mario"??! LOL!! But I didn't recall it. oopies!! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ; 


Jenn Jilks said…
Wow. That is amazing. One really wonders how that did it back in the day.
Linda said…
Great shots of historic structures. Love the Bush Mill! Yes, I think that brick building was a school.
MT said…
I’m a descendant of the DeBusk mill family and am trying to learn more about the condition of the property. Do you have any more details?
both the home & the mill are in dilapidated condition but have good bones & could be restored.

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