In Grayson County, a region where very few such places have been preserved, the 433-acre Brookside Farm and Mill is remarkable for its collection of well-crafted and preserved structures—including a springhouse and smokehouse—dating from 1876. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the prosperous yet small-scale, timber-frame mill and miller’s cabin were crucial to the survival of the local community from the second half of the 19th through to the early 20th century, providing an efficient way of processing grain for subsistence and local wholesale distribution. In 1918, a service station was built on the property, serving today as a fine example of an early automotive garage. The Brookside Farm and Mill have been owned by the Cox family since its establishment in the mid-1870s.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark