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Burkes Mill
Gloucester County. | Virginia | USA | Unknown
Township: Ware District. | Watersource: Burkes Pond on Burkes Mill Stream.


Burkes Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/27/2010

A three story cement block/stone block mill painted white with one story above of frame material, all painted white.

Burkes Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/27/2010

Burkes Pond and dam are located across the road from the mill. The dam elevation is 26 feet.

Burkes Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/27/2010

Much of the headrace concrete sides have crumbled away.

Burkes Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/27/2010

The headrace on the mill side of the Burkes Pond Road with a blade gate to control the flow of water over the wheel.

Burkes Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/27/2010

The remains of the steel overshot wheel at the end of the headrace.

Burkes Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/27/2010

The culvert directed the flow of water from the wheel away from the mill into a creek or smaller pond.

Burkes Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 03/27/2010

The mill/residence is located at New Point, near Ware Neck. Gloucester Co., Va was noted as being the Daffodyl Capitol of America in the 1930s-1940s.

Directions: From Gloucester, go east on Va 14 about 7 miles to Rt 602/Burkes Pond Road on the left at James Store. Turn left and go 1.1 miles to the pond on the left and the mill on the right. There is a Burkes Mill Road off of Burkes Pond Road. Stay on the Pond Road, not Burkes Mill Rd.
 
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