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Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Willow Grove Mill In Olden Days

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 31, 2020
1. Willow Grove Mill In Olden Days Marker
Inscription.  This mill was originally built of logs on a high rock foundation in 1797. It was powered by a 18' overshot with an up and down sawmill. Steam engines were used in late 1800's. In 1871 William Richards Renalds began working at this mill and operated it until his death in 1900.
 
Erected by The Luray Valley Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 39.966′ N, 78° 28.968′ W. Marker is in Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker can be reached from Cave Hill Road 0.2 miles west of Lee Highway (U.S. 211/340), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Cave Hill Rd, Luray VA 22835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Shenk Farm (a few steps from this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Heartpine Cafe (within shouting distance of this marker); The Luray Valley Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamburg African American Regular School
Willow Grove Mill In Olden Days Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 31, 2020
2. Willow Grove Mill In Olden Days Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The World's First Bluegrass Festival (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. Bernard Willy House (within shouting distance of this marker); Burner Barn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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