Wolf Run Studio - Grist Mills
Bill Harrah
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. . . GRIST MILLS . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
The Glade Creek Grist Mill
Babcock State Park, West Virginia
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Constructed in 1976 as a living monument to the more than 500 mills that thrived in West Virginia at the beginning of the 20th century, this fully operable mill still provides freshly ground cornmeal and buckwheat flour that park visitors may purchase. This mill was built in honor of Cooper's Mill, which ground grain on Glade Creek long before Babcock became a state park. The original mill stood on the present location of the park's administration building parking lot.

Although the Glade Creek Grist Mill is considered a new mill, it was creating largely from parts of several old mills from throughout the state. The basic structure came from the Stoney Grist Mill, dating back to 1890. It was dismantled and moved piecemeal from a spot near Campbelltown in Pocahontas County. The overshot water wheel came from the Spring Run Grist Mill near Petersburg in Grant County. This wheel was the only salvageable item after a fire destroyed that mill. Still other parts of the Glade Creek Grist Mill were extracted from the Onego Grist Mill near Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County.

Glade Creek Grist Mill is one of the most photographed spots in the West Virginia state park system. Shutterbugs visiting Babcock State Park also appreciate the trout stream flowing through a boulder-strewn canyon and the mountain views from several scenic overlooks. The 4,127-acre park is located in Fayette County in south central West Virginia.

Text © 2000 Terry White, Drawing © 2000 Bill Harrah

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