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Millwood in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Millwood

 
 
Millwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
1. Millwood Marker
Inscription.  This village developed around two late-18th-century gristmills and Nathaniel Burwell’s Carter Hall plantation, one of the preeminent estates in the area. The Burwell-Morgan Mill in the center of the village was a commercial gristmill, while the Carter Hall Mill served the plantation. In 1865, Confederate Col. John S. Mosby discussed terms of surrender in the J.H. Clarke house and tavern (1842) located across the road. After the Civil War, Millwood included a community of freed blacks with a school and several churches. The village retains many late-19th-and early-20th-century stores and dwellings.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 39° 4.197′ N, 78° 2.294′ W. Marker is in Millwood, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Millwood Road / Old Route 50 (Virginia Route 723) and
J.H. Clarke House and Tavern (1842) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
2. J.H. Clarke House and Tavern (1842)
Col. John S. Mosby set up a meeting to negotiate surrender on April 20, 1865. It stands directly across the street from the marker.
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Bishop Meade Road (Virginia Route 255), on the right when traveling west on Millwood Road / Old Route 50. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2009 Millwood Road, Millwood VA 22646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burwell-Morgan Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carter Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Greenway Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Blandy Experimental Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Long Branch (approx. 1½ miles away); Vinyard Fight (approx. 1.9 miles away); Saratoga (approx. 2 miles away); Town of Boyce (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millwood.
 
Downtown Millwood image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
3. Downtown Millwood
Looking west on Millwood Road, to the left is the entrance for the Burwell-Morgan Mill. Locke Store (dating from the mid-19th century) is the white building on the opposite side of the street. The Post Office stands at the head of the street.
Millwood Community Center image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
4. Millwood Community Center
Stands around a half mile west of the marker. It was originally built as an African-American school in 1910 and replaced an earlier school dating to the 1860s. It is now a community center.
The Burwell-Morgan Mill (1782) image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 22, 2016
5. The Burwell-Morgan Mill (1782)
Inside The Burwell-Morgan Water-Powered Mill image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 22, 2016
6. Inside The Burwell-Morgan Water-Powered Mill
Clarke House image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 22, 2016
7. Clarke House
With sign added at fence.
Brookside - 24 Tannery Lane image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 22, 2016
8. Brookside - 24 Tannery Lane
Built in 18th century by Nathaniel Burwell, this was his first residence in Millwood. It is across the road, just west of the Burwell-Morgan Mill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,005 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   7. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   8. submitted on April 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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