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Mill Point in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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.
 
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.
 
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 (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
Mill Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Mill Point Marker
was then improved by Charles Willcox. (Submitted on August 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
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. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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