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Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Berkeley Co. | West Virginia | USA | Built 1738, rebuilt 1890
Township: Mill Creek District. | Watersource: Mill Creek.


Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/22/2008

General Elisha Boyd had a 2000-acre village here in the 1820s with two mills, a brick plant, and a coopers shop.

Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/22/2008

A Red Rose Feed sign. Red Rose Feeds were a major brand of livestock feed in the Ohio Valley and the Atlantic Coast states in the 1900's.

Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/22/2008

The mill was built in c. 1738 and rebuilt in 1890. Many Civil War skirmishes took place in and around this locale, and in the 1890's, freed men established Black Row here.

Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/22/2008

The sluicebox feeder & mill waterwheel along side of the mill.

Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/22/2008

A close-up of the sluice & mill wheel. The Only mill in the state with dual water wheels (two tandem Fitz Wheels). Notice the other wheel tucked under the sluicebox. The rearmost wheel appears to be a pitchback wheel, while the forward wheel is an overshot wheel.

Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/22/2008

The millpond feed by Mill Creek from Cr 51/6 and Cr 26/2 towards the mill, which is situated in a little gooseneck on Giles Mill Road just prior to the creek crossing.

Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/22/2008

The loading bay, partly enclosed on the front of the mill in the center of the Giles Mill Road gooseneck.

Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/22/2008

Another view of the loading dock, looking towards the southwest. GPS: 39 19.79' N 78 02.44' W 479' elevation

Bunker Hill Mill / Giles Mill / Cline Mill / Chapman Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/22/2008

This mill, on of the oldest mills in West Virginia, was owned by the Dehaven family from 1936 to the late 1960's. Paul Giles ran a retail feed business from September 1986 until July 1995.

Directions: This mill is located at 714 Giles Mill Road/Cr 26, about 0.8 miles east of US 11 in the town of Bunker Hill
 
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