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072-5018 Fine Creek Mills Historic District

Fine Creek Mills Historic District
Photo credit: Alison Blanton, 2003

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/10/2003

NRHP Listing Date 01/16/2004

NRHP Reference Number 03001440

The Fine Creek Mills Historic District is located off Route 641 near its intersection with Route 711 in Powhatan County. Situated at a bend in the road where it crossed Fine Creek at the lower falls, the community of Fine Creek Mills developed as early as the 1730s when a gristmill was established there. The area also served as a crossing point for the creek and as an access point for the ferry across the James River at Lee’s Landing. Although a number of buildings no longer exist and alterations have been made to the surviving buildings, the Fine Creek Mills Historic District retains its visual cohesiveness as a rural community that developed around a commercial center. The variety of functions represented by the surviving buildings (mill, gatehouse, school, store, and associated domestic structures), which date from the early 18th century to the early 20th century, illustrate the community’s life and vital components.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Updated: June 27, 2022