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Museum at the Edinburg Mill, Edinburg

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Edinburg Mill is a grist mill in Edinburg, Virginia. The three story wood framed building stands on Stony Creek, set on a limestone basement. A working mill until 1978, the original structure was built in 1848 by the Grandstaff family. It replaced an 1813 complex developed by Grandstaff that included a sawmill, grist mill and a carding operation. The present mill was almost burned during the American Civil War, when forces under Union general Philip Sheridan set fire to the mill as part of their scorched-earth campaign. Local women convinced the soldiers to salvage the mill's flour, and the fire was extinguished, saving the mill.The mill is three stories tall with a prominent gable formed by the deep roof structure. Shed-roofed extensions are found to either side of the gable, with a lean-to office addition at the front gable end. Although built in the 19th century, the mill uses some 18th-century techniques, such as shoulder posts.Edinburg Mill is owned by the town of Edinburg in partnership with a preservation group. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 7, 1979. It is included in the Edinburg Historic District.
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  • I used to just go there to feed the ducks and geese. Now that they have really expanded the place to museum quality it is a wonderful stop. 
  • Inside this 1848 mill is not only much of the original machinery, but also 3 floors of exhibits that interpret the history and culture of the Shenandoah Valley. Access to the 2nd and 3rd floors is $ 3...  read more »
  • The Edinburg Mill, in Edinburg, VA, is one of the last remaining pre-Civil War mills. It is a beautiful example of the early mills. A must. 
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