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038-0009 Brookside Farm and Mill

Brookside Farm and Mill
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

NRHP Listing Date 11/16/2005

NPS property number 05001272

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 wellcrafted and preserved structures—including a springhouse and meathouse—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 farm and mill has been owned by the Cox family since its establishment in the mid-1870s.


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

Updated April 4, 2018