Edinburg Mill

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Edinburg Mill
Edinburg Mill is located in Virginia
Edinburg Mill
Edinburg Mill is located in the US
Edinburg Mill
Location U.S. 11, Edinburg, Virginia
Coordinates 38°49′14″N 78°34′6″W / 38.82056°N 78.56833°W / 38.82056; -78.56833Coordinates: 38°49′14″N 78°34′6″W / 38.82056°N 78.56833°W / 38.82056; -78.56833
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1848
NRHP Reference # 79003084[1]
VLR # 085-0110
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 7, 1979
Designated VLR June 19, 1979[2]

Edinburg Mill is a grist mill in Edinburg, Virginia. The three story wood framed building stands on Stony Creek, set on a limestone basement. A working mill until 1978, the original structure was built in 1848 by the Grandstaff family. It replaced an 1813 complex developed by Grandstaff that included a sawmill, grist mill and a carding operation. The present mill was almost burned during the American Civil War, when forces under Union general Philip Sheridan set fire to the mill as part of their scorched-earth campaign. Local women convinced the soldiers to salvage the mill's flour, and the fire was extinguished, saving the mill.[3]

The mill is three stories tall with a prominent gable formed by the deep roof structure. Shed-roofed extensions are found to either side of the gable, with a lean-to office addition at the front gable end. Although built in the 19th century, the mill uses some 18th-century techniques, such as shoulder posts.[3]

Edinburg Mill is owned by the town of Edinburg in partnership with a preservation group.[4] It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 7, 1979.[1] It is included in the Edinburg Historic District.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  3. ^ a b Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (June 1979). "Edinburg Mill" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Historic Edinburg Mill". Virginia Tourism Corporation. 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 

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