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Dillon Mill
Loudoun Co. | Virginia | USA | 1874
Township: Blue Ridge Supervisory District | Watersource: non-water powered



Dillon Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 08/06/2010

This building was built in 1874 for entrepreneur John James Dillon, whose ancesters arrived on Loudoun Co. in 1764 from Bucks County, Pa.

Dillon Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 08/06/2010

In 1875, the firm of Milton, Bolyn and Co., run by John and Theodore Milton and Edward Bolyn, began selling seed, fertilizers and agricultural implements out of the building.

Dillon Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 08/06/2010

In 1943, Contee Lynn Adams, who ran a seed and feed business across the street, decided to concentrate solely on the cleaning of seed and moved his business into the Dillon building.

Dillon Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 08/06/2010

After Contee's death in 1960, the business was taken over by his son, Contee Lynn Adans, known as Lynn. Raising and selling Christmas trees during slack months was an expanded business by this time.

Dillon Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 08/06/2010

The mill ceased operations in 1991, the year Lynn died. In 2010, the mill houses offices and other businesses.

Life now is sweet and my joy is complete, For I'm saved, saved, saved! "Saved, Saved!" by Jack P. Schofield
(From the hymnal - Sing to the Lord)
Directions: The mill is located on the corner of N. 21st St. and N. 23rd St. in downtown Purcellville
 
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