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Forestville in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Andrew Zirkle Mill

 
 
ANDREW ZIRKLE MILL Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, February 9, 2008
1. ANDREW ZIRKLE MILL Marker
Inscription. Built in the 1750s by the Zirkel brothers and owned by the Revolutionary War patriot Andrew Zirkle, the mill operated for 180 years. Flour milled here went to Boston when the harbor was blockaded after the Boston Tea Party and to the Continental Army in 1781. The building survived the burning of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War because its miller hung a Union flag from the roof and pleaded with officers of Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer's cavalry for its safety. The mill contains its original millstones and the roller-milling equipment installed about 1900.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number AB 3.)
 
Location. 38° 42.856′ N, 78° 43.314′ W. Marker is in Forestville, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Quicksburg Road (County Route 767) 0.2 miles east of Senedo Road/Middle Road and Quicksburg Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Mill is on Holman's Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. It is about 8 miles from New Market, VA. Marker is in this post office area: Quicksburg VA 22847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge
Zirkle Mill, Forestville image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, February 9, 2008
2. Zirkle Mill, Forestville
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Action at Mill Creek (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rude’s Hill (approx. 4 miles away); Cavalry Engagement (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Rude's Hill (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Rude’s Hill (approx. 4 miles away); Rude’s Hill Action (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is across the road from the mill and is in front of the Forestville-Quicksburg Ruritan Community Center.
 
Also see . . .
1. Zirkle Mill Website. (Submitted on February 9, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
2. The Cultural Landscape Foundation entry for the Zirkle Mill. (Submitted on February 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Forestville's Grist Mill. Visit report from the correspondent who submitted this marker. (Submitted on February 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,620 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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