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New Hampden Mill

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c. 1858. 3766 Blue Grass Valley Rd.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • Mill (possibly New Hampden) in 1921 (Screen still captures from Tol'able David (1921), filmed in Blue Grass)
  • Mill (possibly New Hampden) in 1921 (Screen still captures from Tol'able David (1921), filmed in Blue Grass)
  • New Hampden (possibly) in 1921 (Screen still captures from Tol'able David (1921), filmed in Blue Grass)

Situated on the South Branch of the Potomac River, this gristmill was the focal point for New Hampden, a small village laid out in 1858. Probably built around the time of the village's founding, the mill served the needs of local residents until the mid-twentieth century, when it ceased operating. The three-and-a-half-story mill is one of the few surviving mills in Highland County. The simple rectangular building has a fieldstone first story and frame upper stories with double-sash windows. The top gable window is sheltered by a small gabled hood that protected a hoist. Some interior machinery remains, but the overshot waterwheel and shed-roofed platform at the entrance are gone, and only traces of the mill's race are evident.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "New Hampden Mill", [Blue Grass, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-HI6.

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