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Springfield in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Keene’s Mill

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 12, 2006
1. Keene's Mill Marker
Inscription. A saw and grist mill built by James Keene between 1796 and 1800, when it was expanded, stood on the north side of the original Keene Mill Road right-of-way just to the east of this marker. The mill served the surrounding farm community for approximately sixty years and provided the landmark after which Old Keene Mill Road was named. Two mill races are all that remain on the site.
 
Erected 1998 by Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.488′ N, 77° 14.965′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Huntsman Boulevard north of Old Keene Mill Road (County Route 644), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield VA 22152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sydenstricker Schoolhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Copperthite Racetrack (approx. 1˝ miles away); Silas Burke House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Burke's Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different
Keene's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 12, 2006
2. Keene's Mill Marker
marker also named Burke's Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Burke Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lee Chapel Church (approx. 2 miles away); The Orange And Alexandria Railroad Trestle (approx. 2.1 miles away); Orange and Alexandria RR (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Origins of Lake Accotink (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Keene’s Mill. The mill was on Pohick Creek near where Old Keene Mill Road crosses it, just a short distance west of the Rolling Road.
 
Also see . . .
1. On the Trail of Keene's Mill. 2009 article by Andy99 on TavBuddy.com. Contains photos of the remains of the millraces. (Submitted on June 20, 2015.) 

2. Murder at the Old Keene Mill, 1855. 2015 article by Wes Clark. (Submitted on July 29, 2016.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Keene's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 12, 2006
3. Keene's Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 6,700 times since then and 867 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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