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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

McKimmey's Mill

 
 
McKimmey's Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 26, 2008
1. McKimmey's Mill Marker
Inscription. In 1898 a fire devastated a Leesburg grain mill, along with several surrounding buildings. The mill that replaced the burned structure is now known as McKimmey's Mill and sits proudly at market Station.

This massive multi-level grain mill contains attractive gable roofs. Farmers brought their grain to the mill, grinding it either for local use or for shipment to distant markets. The large wooden towers held the grain in storage.

Relocated from its original site just 300 feet south of Market Station adjacent to the W&OD Railroad, the mill has been restored and still contains the huge wheels essential to the grinding process. The original scale is still inside the building.

According to land records, the Saffer family of Leesburg purchased the operation in November, 1917, for $7,000. They operated a milling business for over 50 years. In 1969,it was conveyed to Mr. McKimmey, who operated a feed business until just three weeks before the structure became a part of the Market Station complex.
 
Location. 39° 6.753′ N, 77° 33.779′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrison Street and South Street, on the right when traveling south on Harrison Street. Click for map. Located at the
The Mill at Market Station Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 26, 2008
2. The Mill at Market Station
entrance to Market Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dairy Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Stationmaster's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Osterburg Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Log House (within shouting distance of this marker); Norman-Harding Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tolbert Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leesburg Freight Station (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
McKimmey's Mill Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 4, 2007
3. McKimmey's Mill
The mill structure is the darker red section in the middle.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,529 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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