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Neff's Mill / Turley Roller Mill
Rockingham Co. | Virginia | USA | c. 1880
Township: Plains Twp. | Watersource: Turley Creek.


Neff's Mill / Turley Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/12/2005

The Turley Roller Mill/Neff's Mill was built about 1880. Perhaps the builder, but most certainly onr of the earliestr owner/operaters was Newton A. Neff.

Neff's Mill / Turley Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/12/2005

Just a little way south of Turley Roller Mill is the site of and some foundation remains (as of 1977) of John Lincoln's large grist mill, tannnery and bark mill.

Neff's Mill / Turley Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/12/2005

Neff's Mill ground wheat to flour and corn to cornmeal. Custom grinding was also done; that is, grinding in a batch so that the exact wheat or corn from a customer was the same that was returned to him as the finished product.

Neff's Mill / Turley Roller Mill
Picture: Soon Kim Nov 2011

GPS: 38D 36.74'N, 78D 52.32'W ele 1,266'/386 meters Broadway Quadrangle

Neff's Mill / Turley Roller Mill
Picture: Robert T. Knisey 11/12/2005

The mill ceased operations around 1940, but was still in fair condition in 1977 with equipment intact. Newton's son son Blair worked with him in the flour mill/saw mill operation. The saw mill operations continued beyond the 1940's. Saw mill operations went from water power, to steam, gasoline and finally electricity in the mid 1940's. Neff's Lumber Mill in nearby Broadway is still in operation.

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?....Yet we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."
(Romans 8:35 & 37 NKJV)
Directions: Use exit 257 off of I-81, take Sh 259 northwest through Broadway, Va. for about 13 miles to the small community of Cootes Store. Turn left on Sr 613 at Cootes Store, go about 2.5 miles. The mill is just at the southern edge of Turleytown at the bridge over Brock Creek (Turley Run).


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