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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

008-0022 Warm Springs Mill

Warm Springs Mill
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 02/16/1988

NRHP Listing Date 09/11/1989

NPS property number 88001448

Also know is Miller’s Mill, the Warm Springs Mill is only remaining early grist mill in Bath County. A settlement with a mill has existed at this famous thermal spring since colonial times. The original mill here was observed by pioneer explorer Simon Kenton in 1771. The present mill, a replacement of a 19th-century mill, was erected following H. H. Miller’s purchase of the property in 1901. The mill is typical of commercial grist mills of its period—a three-story, gable-roofed frame structure with an overshot Fitz waterwheel. The mill ceased operation in 1971 and was subsequently converted into a restaurant. The adjacent blacksmith shop and hardware store, part of the mill complex, were remodeled for retail use and lodging. Nearly all of the mill’s machinery is intact.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018