Cooper's Mill

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Cooper's Mill
Cooper's Mill is located in West Virginia
Cooper's Mill
Cooper's Mill is located in the US
Cooper's Mill
LocationOff Ellison Ridge Rd. (County Route 27), near Jumping Branch, West Virginia
Coordinates37°36′21″N 80°58′40″W / 37.60583°N 80.97778°W / 37.60583; -80.97778Coordinates: 37°36′21″N 80°58′40″W / 37.60583°N 80.97778°W / 37.60583; -80.97778
Area10.2 acres (4.1 ha)
Built1930
ArchitectLilly, William Calvin; Cooper, Thomas Moody
NRHP reference #01000775[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 25, 2001

Cooper's Mill, also known as Tom Cooper Mill, is a historic grist mill located of County Route 27 near Jumping Branch, Summers County, West Virginia.

The original mill was built in 1869, and was an 18 feet long by 16 feet wide building constructed of squared logs with "V"-notched corners. In 1930, the original superstructure was dismantled down to the last five log courses, and a 2 1/2 story wood frame building was erected over the logs and the original sandstone foundation. The mill is sheathed in board and batten siding and topped by a gable roof.

In 1930, a new waterwheel by the Fitz Water Wheel Company of Hanover, Pennsylvania was added to the mill. Also on the property is a blacksmith's shop dated to about 1900.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Dr. Jack Wills and Alan Rowe (February 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Cooper's Mill" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-07-09.