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011-0184 Looney Mill Creek Site

Looney Mill Creek Site
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 04/19/1977

NRHP Listing Date 08/03/1978

NPS property number 78003007

This tract near the junction of Looney Creek and the James River contains archaeological sites of both prehistoric and historic interest. Intensive Indian settlement during the late Woodland period (A.D. 900-1600) was confirmed by excavations uncovering human burials, storage pits, and post molds suggesting a house pattern. Robert Looney established his homestead here in 1742, and his place, known as Looney’s Mill or Looney’s Ferry, was visited by many settlers traveling on the adjacent Great Road on their way west. Historic features include a colonial ditch and a stone foundation with a brick addition, presumed to have belonged to Robert Looney’s residence.


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

Updated November 8, 2018