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Woodson's Mill

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Mid-19th century; later additions. 3211 Lowesville Rd.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Picturesque Woodson's Mill, a large post-and-beam structure, is Nelson County's only water-powered mill still in operation. Probably built on the foundations of a late-eighteenth-century mill, the present building is three-and-a-half stories. Attached to it is a two-and-a-half-story west wing, where multitalented miller Dr. Julian Woodson had his medical and dental office. Today the mill has two waterwheels, a small wheel that generates electricity for the mill and a large steel wheel that drives the two sets of millstones.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "Woodson's Mill", [Roseland, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 180-180.

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