New Hampden is an unincorporated community in Highland County, Virginia, United States. New Hampden is located in the Blue Grass Valley on VA State Route 640 approximately 5.7 miles (9.2 km) north of [1 ] Monterey, Virginia. [2 ] The community is situated on the banks of the [3 ] South Branch Potomac River west of the northern end of Monterey Mountain and southwest of the community of Blue Grass, Virginia and the Devils Backbone rock outcrop. The community appeared around 1858 and is characterized as having a "regular appearance" in contrast to more haphazardly developed villages. [3 ] West of New Hampden is the site of a [4 ] flint quarry used by Native Americans to procure sources of flint for the production of arrowheads. Some accounts state that the area was of such importance that it was considered to be neutral ground by the native tribes. [5 ] [6 ] [7 ]
Located in New Hampden is a historic
grist mill that began operations around 1816-1817 and ceased in 1944. The structure, originally known as the Rexrode Mill, still stands to the present day. [8 ]
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^ a b "New Hampden". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey . Retrieved December 22, 2013.
^ Google Inc. "New Hampden, Virginia". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc . https://maps.google.com/maps?q=New+Hampden,+Virginia&hl=en&ll=38.491488,-79.562345&spn=0.022304,0.047808&sll=38.423638,-79.365706&sspn=0.022325,0.047808&oq=new+hampden,+virginia&hnear=New+Hampden&t=m&z=15 . Retrieved December 22, 2013.
^ a b "The National Map". United States Geological Survey . Retrieved February 14, 2014.
^ Oren, 1911, p. 161.
^ Oren, 1911, p. 33.
^ . United States American Ethnology Bureau. 1897. p. 77. Annual Reports, Volume 15
^ Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Virginia (1992) [1940 by Oxford University Press]. . Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library and Archives Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion . Retrieved February 14, 2014.
^ Judd Bankert (2013). "Virginia Department of Historic Resources PIF Resource Information Sheet: New Hampden Mill" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. With accompanying photographs
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