Fine Creek Mills Historic District

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Fine Creek Mills Historic District
Fine Creek Mills Historic District is located in Virginia
Fine Creek Mills Historic District
Location 2425-2434 Robert E. Lee Road
Fine Creek Mills, Virginia 23139
Coordinates 37°36′1″N 77°49′5″W / 37.60028°N 77.81806°W / 37.60028; -77.81806Coordinates: 37°36′1″N 77°49′5″W / 37.60028°N 77.81806°W / 37.60028; -77.81806
NRHP Reference # 03001440[1]
VLR # 072-5018
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 2004-01-16
Designated VLR 2003-09-10

Fine Creek Mills Historic District is a property on the National Register of Historic Places in Powhatan County, Virginia, United States.

The Fine Creek Mills Historic District is composed of two adjacent parcels of land containing approximately 15 acres (61,000 m2) of land on either side of Robert E. Lee Road (Route 641) near the intersection of Huguenot Trail (Route 711) in Powhatan County, Virginia. Situated at a bend in the road where it originally crossed Fine Creek at the lower falls, the community of Fine Creek Mills developed as early as the 1730s when a gristmill was established along the creek. The community continued to flourish as a commercial center for the area into the mid 20th century with a school, post office and store also located there. With a road along Fine Creek leading to the ferry across the James River at Lee's Landing, Fine Creek Mills served as an important link to the James River and the railroad to Richmond.[2]

The property included in the district consists of the Fine Creek Mill Ruins, the Fine Creek Manor Site (Peter Jefferson Home Site), and the Miller's House, dating from the mid-18th century, as well as the Gatehouse/Cheese Factory, the Fine Creek School, the Store and the Chase-Harris House, all of which date to the early 20th century. Several other stores, a blacksmith shop, a cooper's shop and a post office were also located in Fine Creek Mills at one time, but do not exist today.[2]

A new reception facility, The Mill at Fine Creek, is sited in the historic district and makes the Miller's House available for overnight accommodation.

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