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Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Washington Co. | Virginia | USA | c. 1837
Township: n/a | Watersource: South Fork of Holston River.



Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

The mill 2 story frame mill, with weatherboard, gable roof, and full attic was built c. 1837.

Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

The feed mill specialized in supplying Wayne Feeds and Bartlet Feeds to the area farmers.

Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

The overshot wheel has been removed from the former water-powered grist mill that functioned lately as a feed mill.

Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

The concrete dam with the start of the concrete headrace to supply the mill with water-power.

Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

A view of the upstream side of the mill from approximately the dams distance from the mill.

Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

Looking down the concrete headrace to the mill structure. Operation was by belt drive with some direct drive gearing. The mill powered 3 run of buhrstones, roller mills, bolting and sifting machinery.

Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

The mill office just to the right of the mill on the downstream side.

Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

The newer section of the milling enterprise still in operation, including seed corn available for purchase.

Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

A mill view showing the placement of the mill office in conjunction with the old mill building.

Love's Mill / Wilkenson Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/04/2011

a final parting shot of the mill along the South Fork of the Holston River.GPS: 36' 44.85'N, 81' 40.93'W ele 2,054'/626 meters Wytheville Quadrangle

I know not how the Spirit moves, Convincing men of sin, Revealing Jesus thro' the Word, Creating faith in Him. "I Know Whom I Have Believed" by Daniel W. Whittle 1840-1901
(From the Nazarene hymnal - Sing to the Lord)
Directions: From I-81 in Chilhowie, go south on Sr 107 about 1-2 miles to Sr 762/Love's Mill Road, turn right and go about 2.1 miles to the mill on the left. The mill sits just east of the intersection of Sr762 and Sr607.


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