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Near Meadows of Dan in Floyd County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mill Stones

 
 
Mill Stones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2021
1. Mill Stones Marker
Inscription.  These stones are from a quartz conglomerate obtained at Brushy Mountain Quarry, Blacksburg, VA. They were shaped at the quarry, but the miller “dressed” or sharpened them with homemade “chisels.”
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway series list.
 
Location. 36° 45.058′ N, 80° 24.367′ 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. A Versatile Mill (a few steps from this marker); Lumber Drying Rack (a few steps from this marker); Challenges (a few steps from this marker); Appalachian Houses (within shouting
Mill Stones and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2021
2. Mill Stones and Marker
(looking west • Blue Ridge Parkway in background)
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distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Homemade Soap Recipe (within shouting distance of this marker); Bark Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Sorghum Making (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meadows of Dan.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Mabry Mill
 
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.) 
 
Mill Stones image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2021
3. Mill Stones
 
 
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 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Jun. 18, 2021