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Kenbridge in Lunenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Craig's Mill

 
 
Craig's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2021
1. Craig's Mill Marker
Inscription.  Two miles southwest of Kenbridge stood Craig's Mill on Flat Rock Creek. The Rev. James Craig, minister of Cumberland Parish and proponent of American independence, purchased the property in 1775 and built a complex that included a fulling and grist mill, grain storehouse, cloth-finishing shop, and blacksmith's shop. In July 1781 the mill was serving as an American supply depot when British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton raided Southside Virginia. Tarleton's cavalry burned Craig's milling establishment, destroyed his crops and livestock, and held him prisoner while searching for arms at his nearby home, the Glebe of Cumberland Parish.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SN-45.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1781.
 
Location. 36° 57.639′ N, 78° 7.607′ 
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W. Marker is in Kenbridge, Virginia, in Lunenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street (Virginia Route 40) and Main Street (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling south on South Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 S Broad St, Kenbridge VA 23944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Kenbridge (a few steps from this marker); St. John’s Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennedy's Store ca. 1908 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Glebe of Cumberland Parish (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lunenburg County / Nottoway County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lunenburg High School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Peoples Community Center (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenbridge.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Old Marker At This Location also titled "Craig's Mill".
 
Craig's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2021
2. Craig's Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 24, 2024