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The Glade Creek Grist Mill is a new mill that was completed in 1976 at Babcock State Park (West Virginia, USA) Fully operable, this mill was built as a re-creation of one which once ground grain on Glade Creek long before Babcock became a state park. Known as Cooper’s Mill, it stood on the present location of the park’s administration building parking lot.
Of special interest, the mill was created by combining parts and pieces from three mills which once dotted the state. The basic structure of the mill came from the Stoney Creek Grist Mill which dates back to 1890. It was dismantled and moved piece by piece to Babcock from a spot near Campbelltown in Pocahontas County. After an accidental fire destroyed the Spring Run Grist Mill near Petersburg, Grant County, only the overshot water wheel could be salvaged. Other parts for the mill came from the Onego Grist Mill near Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County.

A living monument to the over 500 mills which thrived in West Virginia at the turn of the century, the Glade Creek Grist Mill provides freshly ground cornmeal and buckwheat flour which park guests may purchase. Visitors to the mill may journey back to the time when grinding grain by a rushing stream was a way of life, and the groaning mill wheel was music to the miller’s ear.
From : The WV State Parks Official Site

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  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 4 years ago

    Hey girl, Beautiful work and capture. Lovely composition too.

  • Thank you, Jan : ) A lovely place, but a tough shot, the sun was right behind the mill, people swarming all over the place, as usual! I had to do a little more processing to this one than I really wanted. I’d love to go back in the Fall when the leaves are turning.

    – Christine Annas

  • DaveHrusecky
    DaveHruseckyover 4 years ago

    WOW, this is stunning. Great detail.

  • Thanks so much Dave, a much photographed site and very popular yesterday.

    – Christine Annas

  • Jeanne Sheridan
    Jeanne Sheridanover 4 years ago

    Awesome! I plan on shooting this one in the Fall. I am originally from WV.

  • I’d love to return then, myself, it must be a gorgeous sight. Thank you for all your comments.

    – Christine Annas

    WINTERROSEover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so very much.

    – Christine Annas

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    A terrific shot and a fave for this little black duck.

  • Thanks Al I am so glad you like it. Got some long exposure water shots coming up soon, just for you!

    – Christine Annas

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    Does that mean it was you who I told what I think of the long exposures? LOL.

  • Uh, yeah baby, but that’s ok, I love you anyway!

    – Christine Annas

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this beautiful building and love the rustic look!!

  • Thank you, it just begs to be photographed!

    – Christine Annas

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thank you, the setting is just gorgeous, can’t wait to see it in the Fall.

    – Christine Annas

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thanks, lorilee!

    – Christine Annas

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 4 years ago

    Superb work girl… well worth your extra effort!!!! EXCELLENT.. :)))))

  • Oh, thanks so much Debbie. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this beautiful place.

    – Christine Annas

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