Chapman's Mill

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Chapman's Mill - Chapman's Mill (1759/1858)
Chapman's Mill - Chapman's Mill interior
Chapman's Mill - Mill machinery
Chapman's Mill - Chapman's Mill is built of stacked stone
Chapman's Mill - Stone Store at Chapman's Mill
Chapman's Mill - Stone Store interior
Chapman's Mill - Abandoned mill machinery

Chapman's Mill Haymarket Reviews

Andy99 Andy99
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Stonework Architecture at Chapman's Mill Aug 30, 2009
Chapman's Mill opened in 1759 as a gristmill for small farms in the region of Thoroughfare Gap. The mill is notable for its construction of stone found along Broad Run rather than built of brick or wood as were most Virginia gristmills or sawmills. Orignally two storys, the structure was enlarged to 4 1/2 storys just before ths Civil War. The mill is said to be the tallest "stacked stone" structure in the United States.

The mill suffered heavy damage from both sides during the Civil War. It was rebuilt in 1878 and known as Beverly's Mill for the family that operated it. The mill remained in commercial operation until after World War II.

Chapman's Mill was preserved intact until 1998 when a fire destroyed the roof and interior and weakened the stone structure. Today, the mill can be visited, but the reinsfored interior is closed. A support group hopes to restore the mill.

The nearby Stone Store was probably a general store and post office the the surrounding area. Mills and their stores were gathering places for farmers to trade and to exchange news while processing their grain.
Chapman's Mill (1759/1858)
Chapman's Mill interior
Mill machinery
Chapman's Mill is built of stacked…
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