Near Fincastle in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-33.)
Location. 37° 29.99′ N, 79° 54.632′ W. Marker is near Fincastle, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is on Breckinridge Mill Road (County Route 600) one mile south of Grove Hill Road (Route 606), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fincastle VA 24090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fincastle (approx. 1.7 miles away); Botetourt County Courthouse Fire (approx. 1.8 miles away); Santillane (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort William (approx. 3.3 miles away); Roanoke Valley Baptist Association Greenfield (approx. 4.5 miles away); Coming of the Railroad (approx. 5.7 miles away); Daleville College (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fincastle.
Regarding Breckinridge Mill. The mill is private property. Wikipedia: Breckinridge Mill, also known as Howell’s Mill and Breckinridge Mill Complex, is a historic grist mill complex located near Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. The mill was built about 1822, and is a 3½-story, brick structure. The mill was converted to apartments in 1977. Associated with the mill are two contributing wood-frame, late 19th-century sheds. Also associated with the mill is the miller’s or Howell house. It was built about 1900, and is a two-story, Queen Anne style frame structure with a T-plan and gabled roof. The mill was built for James Breckinridge (1763-1833) and replaced an earlier mill erected by him in 1804.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, with a boundary increase in 2002.
Also see . . . 1980 NRHP Nomination Form (PDF). Excerpt: “Born March 7, 1763, near Fincastle in Botetourt County, James Breckinridge served under General Greene in the successful campaign to rescue the Carolinas and Georgia from British (Submitted on June 8, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.