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Andrew Zirkle Grist Mill / Forrestville Mill
Shenandoah Co. | Virginia | USA | c. 1760
Township: u/k | Watersource: Holmans Creek.

Official Website: www.historiczirklemill.org


Andrew Zirkle Grist Mill / Forrestville Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/05/2005

The 2.5 story frame mill has a gable roof and a limestone foundation/day light basement that is partially open in back. The frame flume is in good shape as is the steel overshot wheel, having been restored by Spoom member Glen Hofecker prior to 1989 as a water-powered woodworking shop for the building of fine grandfather clocks and other fine furniture pieces.

Andrew Zirkle Grist Mill / Forrestville Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/05/2005

The flume supplying water to the mill from Holman Creek.

Andrew Zirkle Grist Mill / Forrestville Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/25/2009

Check this website for a more detailed history of the mill and its preservation. http://home.comcast.net/~ZirkleMill/History.htm

Andrew Zirkle Grist Mill / Forrestville Mill
Picture: Soon Kim 11/27/2011

The story is prevalent, that a few years ago, the mill was about to be sold to and relocated to Maryland, but the locals got upset, persauded someone, perhaps the Gov. of Virginia to declare it a historical building; thereby, somehow preventing the sale.

Andrew Zirkle Grist Mill / Forrestville Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/25/2009

The mill has been improved some in the last several years-the mid 2010's. Robert T. Kinsey 05/05/2005.

Andrew Zirkle Grist Mill / Forrestville Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/25/2009

The sign erected by the Virginia Department of Resources in 2007 tells a brief history of the mill.GPS: 38D 42.83'N, 78D 43.33'W ele 1,056'/322 meters New Market Quadrangle

"Oh, love the Lord, all you His saints! For the Lord preserves the faithful, and fully repays the proud person. Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord."
(Psalm 31:23 & 24 NKJV)
Directions: While traveling north on US 42 from Timberville, turn right on Sh 767/Quicksburg Road where US 42 turns left in Forrestville. Procede a couple hundred yards to the mill behind a white house along Holman Creek.


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