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Historic Edinburg Mill

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1848; c. 1900 additions. 214 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

George Grandstaff's three-story frame and weatherboard gristmill was added to a mill complex developed in 1813 by his father. The irregularly shaped building rests on a limestone foundation. Additions made at the turn of the twentieth century include the shed-roofed sections along the sides and a one-story gable-roofed office at the front. At about the same time, the mill was modernized as a roller mill. The mill operated until 1978 when it briefly became a restaurant. In 2000, the Town of Edinburg and the Edinburg Heritage Foundation purchased the mill for use as a visitors' center and museum.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Historic Edinburg Mill", [Edinburg, 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, 74-74.

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