Shawver Mill – Part Three

This post is a followup post from two years ago.  I had taken a couple of quick photos and made two posts.  Those photos were not great, but gave some idea of what the mill looked like.  These photos are a little better, and I’ve included a photo of the Historic Sign at the bottom, and a transcript of the sign just below this text.  (The other two posts can be found HERE and HERE.)

Historic Marker XH2 – Shawver Mill

The Shawver Mill community grew up here around the gristmill that George Shawver built before 1860.  William Leffel and Adam Britts soon built sawmills, and the community devleoped like many in Virginia during the 19th century.  By 1911 ti sustained a general store, Odd Fellow hall, post office, cemetery, two churches, and a baseball team.  The end of milling operations in 1947, together with new road constrctuion, diminshed the community.  By 1992, only the mill dam, the cemetery o the hill, and Chestnut Grove Church survived.

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