Wolf Run Studio - Grist Mills
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. . . GRIST MILLS . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Washington's Grist Mill
Fairfax County, Virginia
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Washington's Grist Mill is located on lower Dogue Creek, on the Mount Vernon Memorial Hghway. The original structure was probably built around 1770. The reconstruction was built starting in 1932 by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Economic Development to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of George Washington's birth.

Washington built the merchant mill to augment farm income. The mill ground flour for commerical markets and neighboring farms. It represents a shift in Virginia's economy from tobacco to wheat during the late eighteenth century.

Built of stone from the Aquia Creek quarry, the building houses machinery and the wooden undershot water wheel which is entirely enclosed. Additional structures, once part of the mill complex, included a cooper's shop, distillery, stalls for thirty cattle, and pens for hogs.

Text © 1994 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1994 Bill Harrah

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