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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mill Dam

 
 
Mill Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
1. Mill Dam Marker
Inscription. The mound of earth in front of you was probably part of the dam for William Parks' paper mill. His mill was the first in Virginia for making paper and operated six years or more beginning 1744. Parks established the first permanent press in Virginia at Williamsburg. His paper mill supplied other printers, too, including Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia.
 
Location. 37° 15.436′ N, 76° 42.144′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway 0.6 miles north of Virginia Route 199, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Neck (within shouting distance of this marker); The Palisades (approx. 0.2 miles away); Princess Anne Port (approx. 0.6 miles away); Williamsburg Confederate Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Public Hospital of 1773 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of First Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Redoubt 1 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Williamsburg (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Colonial Parkway. Colonial National
Mill Dam Marker on the Colonial Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
2. Mill Dam Marker on the Colonial Parkway
Historical Park (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. William Parks, Printer and Binder. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
Mill Dam (overgrown mound in center) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
3. Mill Dam (overgrown mound in center)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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