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034-0128 Springdale Mill Complex

Springdale Mill Complex
Photo credit: David Edwards/DHR, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 03/17/1981

NRHP Listing Date 07/08/1982

NRHP Reference Number 82004559

Springdale Mill in Frederick County was erected ca. 1788 by David Brown and replaced an earlier mill established by Jost Hite. A well-preserved example of an early industrial form once common in the region, the structure is distinguished by its massive limestone walls with a corner chimney, a characteristic feature of early mill design. The mill long served the settlement of Bartonsville and the surrounding rural community as a merchant mill where grain was bought and sold as well as ground. Although currently not in operation, the mill’s machinery, most of which dates from the late-19th-century, is maintained intact. Included in the complex is an early stone dwelling and a log and frame house, both of which probably housed early millers.

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

Updated: September 24, 2021