Aldie in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
Location. 38° 58.518′ N, 77° 38.492′ W. Marker is in Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on John S. Mosby Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is in the parking lot for the Aldie Mill Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Aldie VA 20105, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Aldie Mill (within Battle of Aldie (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee Moves North Again (within shouting distance of this marker); Mercer’s Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snickersville Turnpike (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Aldie (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fair Oaks (approx. one mile away); Mother of Stonewall Jackson (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aldie.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has additional information on one of the mill’s owners.
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service article on Aldie Mill. (Submitted on June 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Time stands still at Old Aldie Mill. (Submitted on June 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Invoicing the old way.....
The miller asked the boy tolling the grain, ‘Whose wheat is that?’
‘Mr. Fairfax’s, sir.’
‘Did you toll him?’
‘Well, toll him again. He's a rich man and can afford it.’
Next day the miller came upon the boy and asked:
‘Whose cornmeal is that?’
‘Mr. Jones’s, sir.’
‘Did you toll him?’
‘Well, toll him again. He’s a poor man; let’s keep him poor.’
The “miller’s toll” was a portion of the milled grain set aside by the miller in lieu of payment. —Ed.
— Submitted June 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,171 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.