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Mill Point in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Mill Point

 
 
Mill Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Mill Point Marker
Inscription.  Here in 1750 Stephen Sewell, a pioneer settler, camped. It was site of Fort Day, 1774. To the north James and John Bridger were killed in the Indian raids, 1778. Here James E.A. Gibbs invented the chain stitch sewing machine.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 9.445′ N, 80° 10.893′ W. Marker is in Mill Point, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 219 and State Highway 55, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 219. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anna Wallace (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William L. "Mudwall" Jackson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Camp
Mill Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Mill Point Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Birthplace of Pearl S. Buck (approx. 1.7 miles away); Yankee Army Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 1.9 miles away); Natural History and Heritage (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cranberry Glades (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machines. James E.A. Gibbs patented the original chain stitch sewing machine, which was then improved by Charles Willcox. (Submitted on August 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Mill House near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Mill House near the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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