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Edinburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edinburg Mill Rain Garden

 
 
Edinburg Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
1. Edinburg Mill Marker
Inscription.  
Since its heroic salvation in 1864, the Edinburg Mill has been a source of pride in its contributions to our national story as well as our local economy. Yet, as the Edinburg Mill and its Museum grew in its historic and cultural significance into the 21st Century, the ground beneath it literally disappeared. With each meteorological event, the ecosystem of Stony Creek suffered through chronic erosion and desperate attempts at a quick fix. Fortunately a local hero saw a need — not for historic recognition, but for immediate action.

Mike Hollar realized the advantage of working with nature instead of against it. He diligently promoted and pursued the concept of a rain garden — a progressive, synergistic look into the future, engineered to protect both the present and the past. Along with the assistance of the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries, the Friends of the North Fork, Center for Watershed Protection, the Town of Edinburg, and Mother Nature herself, the project began in 2016.

Although Mike never saw his environmental vision materialize in his lifetime, his dedication and humble persistence now grows
Edinburg Mill Rain Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
2. Edinburg Mill Rain Garden Marker
along the bank of Stony Creek. This rain garden is dedicated to Mike Hollar, as much as Mike himself was dedicated to his faith, his family, his community, and his world.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEnvironmentIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 49.263′ N, 78° 34.076′ W. Marker is in Edinburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street (U.S. 11) just east of Massie Farm Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 S Main St, Edinburg VA 22824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wheat Fan (within shouting distance of this marker); Edinburg Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stony Creek Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Charred Timbers (within shouting distance of this marker); Stoney Creek Flood Water Level (within shouting distance of this marker); Schoolhouse Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wheat Fan (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Action in Edinburg (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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