Looney Mill Creek Site

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Looney Mill Creek Site
Looney Mill Creek Site.jpg
Distant view from the west
Nearest city Buchanan, Virginia
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1742 (1742)
NRHP Reference # 78003007[1]
Added to NRHP August 3, 1978

The Looney Mill Creek Site is a prehistoric and historic archaeological site near Buchanan in Botetourt County, Virginia. The site, located near the confluence of Looney's Mill Creek and the James River, has evidence of Native American occupation dating as far back as 6000BC, and was the site of the settlement and mill established c. 1742 by Robert Looney, one of the area's first European settlers.[2]

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Loth, Calder (ed) (1986). The Virginia Landmarks Register. Virginia Department of Historic Resources. p. 59.