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Near Gratton in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shawver Mill

 
 
Shawver Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
1. Shawver Mill Marker
Inscription. The Shawver Mill community grew up here around the gristmill that George Shawver built before 1860. William Leffel and Adam Britts soon built sawmills, and the community developed like many in Virginia during the 19th century. By 1911 it sustained a general store, Odd Fellows hall, post office, cemetery, two churches, and a baseball team. The end of milling operations in 1947, together with new road construction, diminished the community. By 1992 only the mill dam, the cemetery on the hill, and Chestnut Grove Church survived.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number XH-2.)
 
Location. 37° 9.198′ N, 81° 21.357′ W. Marker is near Gratton, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Route 61 and Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 61. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tazewell VA 24651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burke’s Garden (approx. 2 miles away); Site of James Burke’s Garden (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Burke’s Garden (approx. 6.4 miles away);
Shawver Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
2. Shawver Mill Marker
Molly Tynes’s Ride (approx. 6.4 miles away but has been reported missing); First Court for Tazewell County (approx. 7.4 miles away); William Wynne’s Fort (approx. 7.9 miles away); Bluefield College (approx. 8.7 miles away); Engagement at Falls Mills (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Remains of Shawver Mill image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
3. The Remains of Shawver Mill
The marker is visible in the upper right of the photo.
Shawver Mill, Dam and Millpond image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
4. Shawver Mill, Dam and Millpond
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 428 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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