Cook's Mill

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Cook's Mill
Cook's Mill is located in West Virginia
Cook's Mill
Location County Route 2, near Greenville, West Virginia
Coordinates 37°32′42″N 80°41′14″W / 37.54500°N 80.68722°W / 37.54500; -80.68722Coordinates: 37°32′42″N 80°41′14″W / 37.54500°N 80.68722°W / 37.54500; -80.68722
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1857
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 88001857[1]
Added to NRHP February 6, 1989

Cook's Mill, also known as The Old Mill and The Greenville Mill, is a historic grist mill and sawmill and national historic district located near Greenville, Monroe County, West Virginia. The district includes one contributing buildings and two contributing structures. The main mill building was built in 1857 on the original stone foundation and site of an earlier mill built in approximately 1796. It is a 2 1/2 story, plus basement, hand-hewn post-and-beam building, with massive timbers pegged at their mortis and tennon joints. The district also includes the dam, mill pond, tail race and stream.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

This is near the original sight of Cook's Station (Fort) built by Valentine Cook in early 1770s. This was the sight of the first marriage in that county, of Phillip Hamman and Christina Cook in 1780. He being known as Savior Of The Greenbrier for his run, along with John Pryor, to warn the Greenbrier settlements in 1778 of an impending Indian attack.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ James P. Wells (May 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Cook's Mill". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.