In later years, Mabry's health failed and he stopped maintaining the water wheel and flumes. To furnish power for the mill, he bought an 8-horsepower engine and his wife Lizzie took over mill operations. By the time Ed Mabry died and Lizzie moved away in the mid-1930s, gristmills were becoming obsolete. Larger roller mills and national companies that marketed flour and other grain products in stores across America had replaced the local gristmill.
Water to the mill came from two sources: one behind you to your left; the other to your right.
Erected by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
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Location. 36° 45.067′ N, 80° 24.357′ W. Marker is near Meadows of Dan, Virginia, in Floyd County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 176.2), 0.2 miles south of Mabry Mill Road SE (Virginia Route 603), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located along the Mabry Mill interpretive trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 266 Mabry Mill Road SE, Meadows of Dan VA 24120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lumber Drying Rack (a few steps from this marker); Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Mill Stones (a few steps from this marker); A Versatile Mill (a few steps from this marker); Homemade Soap Recipe (within shouting distance of this marker); Appalachian Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Sorghum Making (within shouting distance of this marker); Bark Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meadows of Dan.
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Also see . . . Mabry Mill. The sights and sounds of Rural Appalachia fill the air at Mabry Mill during summer and fall. Ed Mabry built the mill where he and his wife Lizzy ground corn, sawed lumber, and did blacksmithing for three decades. The old mill, cultural demonstrations, and a decades-long tradition of Sunday afternoon music and dancing continue to draw visitors today. (Submitted on June 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.