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024-0016 Muddy Creek Mill

Muddy Creek Mill
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/18/1974

NRHP Listing Date 10/09/1974

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NPS property number 74002114

Erected in stages, this large merchant mill, one of the most impressive historic mills in the state, achieved its present appearance after 1792 when the mill’s partners agreed to raise the building to its existing height. Combining stone, brick, slate, and wooden construction, the building is the state’s only surviving mill with two tiers of dormers, a feature sometimes employed on very large urban mills. Muddy Creek Mill operated until the 1960s, producing flour, meal, and other products. Much of the early machinery is intact, including the French millstones. The complex includes the tiny settlement of Tamworth within which is the mill, the miller’s house, a small brick store of ca. 1800, and a late 18th-century farmhouse, now the home of the mill owners. Structural repairs were made to the mill in the 1980s with the assistance of a state threatened property grant.


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

Updated October 4, 2018