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070-5042 Goblintown Mill

Goblintown Mill
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2016

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VLR Listing Date 09/08/2004

NRHP Listing Date 11/27/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04001271

Situated on Little Goblintown Creek, near the intersection of Virginia secondary routes 704 and 705 in Patrick County, Goblintown Mill consists of a gristmill, built in the 1850s, and a combination general store and dwelling house, built circa 1902. During the second half of the 19th century, the mill provided grain-processing services for Patrick County’s rural Goblintown Creek area; hence it was an important hub of local commerce and industry. With the addition of a general store, the property’s role in the community broadened to that of a social center. Because features such as the mill race and milling machinery have survived intact, the property offers a rarely found representation of gristmill construction, production, and automation implemented during the 19th and early 20th centuries, thereby revealing important information regarding historic gristmill construction and engineering.


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


Updated: August 4, 2021