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Oakton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Waple’s Mill

 
 
Waple's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 18, 2006
1. Waple's Mill Marker
Inscription. Approximately 1,200 feet southeast of this marker, on the west side of Difficult Run, was located Waple's Mill. George Henry Waple built it in 1867. For twenty-three years beginning in 1890 the grist and sawmill was owned and operated by Edward Millard. It returned to the Waple family in 1913 and served the surrounding farm community until the 1920's. It functioned as a small "custom mill" grinding grain, mostly corn, for the local market. There were numerous such mills built in the 19th century Fairfax County—several were located along Difficult Run.
 
Erected 2000 by Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.562′ N, 77° 20.39′ W. Marker is in Oakton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Waples Mill Road (County Route 664) and Waples Glen Court (Route 7962), on the left when traveling west on Waples Mill Road. Click for map. Marker is just west of the intersection with Fox Mill Road (County Route 665). Marker is in this post office area: Oakton VA 22124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Waple's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 18, 2006
2. Waple's Mill Marker
. Vale School / Vale Community House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Florence Jodzies (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Chantilly - Ox Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Battle of Ox Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pender (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Ox Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Ox Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Ox Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakton.
 
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