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215-0002 Edinburg Mill

Edinburg Mill
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VLR Listing Date 06/19/1979

NRHP Listing Date 09/07/1979

NPS property number 79003084

The large gristmill on Stony Creek at the western end of the historic community of Edinburg is a relic of the region’s early agricultural industry. The present structure was built ca. 1850 by George Grandstaff to support a mill complex developed by his father beginning in 1813. The mill was set afire during Union general Philip Sheridan’s sweep of the Valley in 1865. Tradition has it, however, that the ladies of the town persuaded the Union officers to save the remaining flour supply. They and the Union soldiers then extinguished the flames, rescuing the mill and most of the contents. The machinery was modernized at the turn of the century, and milling operations continued until 1978. The mill has since been secured through acquisition for adaptive use as a restaurant.


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

Updated April 4, 2018