“You too proceed!
make falling arts
Erect new wonders,
and the old repair.”
Route 60 ~ 12 Miles West of Lexington, VA
Photographs from Rockbridge County, Vintage Trails
This is the way the mill originally looked. There are no date plaques on the property so I do not know when it was actually built.
This is the way it looked when I first moved to the county.
Today, this is all that is left.
For close to 40 years, Buddy and I have passed this old mill going back and forth to town. The property is owned by the family of some of our friends out here on the creek. We have watched it fall into disrepair, and then finally, what was left was pushed to the ground for safety reasons. Now, there
is a big pile of wood off to the side , but that magnificent old wheel still stands in all of its glory reminding of our past here in beautiful, rural Rockbridge County, VA. It broke our hearts that the family did not choose to restore it. We assume that financially it was simply out of the question. Buddy and I just hate to see these wonderful pieces of history disappear for once they are gone, they’re gone forever.
These pictures were taken with my Canon EOSDigital Rebel XSI.