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Mabry Mill-a historic and often photographed grist mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway near the town of Meadows of Dan, Virginia.
Thanks to Ruth Lambert for researching and finding the information below:
“Mabry Mill is a watermill located at milepost 176.2 of Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia. It is a tourist attraction mainly for the picturesque views of the mill itself. A short trail around the mill connects historical exhibits about life in rural Virginia. The trail allows visitors to view the gristmill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop.
Mabry Mill was built by Edwin Boston Mabry (E.B. Mabry). E.B. Mabry returned to Floyd County in 1903 and began the construction of the mill. It was first a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, then became a sawmill. By 1905 it was in operation as a gristmill. By 1910 the front part of the mill was completed and included a lathe for turning out wheel hubs, a tongue and groove lathe, a planer and a jig-saw. Between 1905 and 1914 E.B. Mabry bought adjacent tracts of land, mostly for the purpose of acquiring more water power. 1
During peak seasons, demonstrations of crafts are given by National Park Service volunteers at Mabry Mill.”

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Comments

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago

    A completely different perspective on the mill.

  • Thank you CraigsMom. I thought it was kind of interesting-especially the early morning lighting.

    – Jane Best

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertalmost 5 years ago

    Jane…I must tell you…I was so intrigued by this very unusual mill that I had to find out more about it!!!! :) sooo I did a little research on it. The following information I found to be very interesting and very informative.
    I’m going to post it here but if you like copy it and add it to this great photo.
    Mabry Mill is a watermill located at milepost 176.2 of Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia. It is a tourist attraction mainly for the picturesque views of the mill itself. A short trail around the mill connects historical exhibits about life in rural Virginia. The trail allows visitors to view the gristmill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop.
    Mabry Mill was built by Edwin Boston Mabry (E.B. Mabry). E.B. Mabry returned to Floyd County in 1903 and began the construction of the mill. It was first a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, then became a sawmill. By 1905 it was in operation as a gristmill. By 1910 the front part of the mill was completed and included a lathe for turning out wheel hubs, a tongue and groove lathe, a planer and a jig-saw. Between 1905 and 1914 E.B. Mabry bought adjacent tracts of land, mostly for the purpose of acquiring more water power. 1
    During peak seasons, demonstrations of crafts are given by National Park Service volunteers at Mabry Mill.

  • Thank you very much Ruth! Thanks too for researching and providing the interesting information about the mill. If you haven’t been there yet, I definitely recommend it.Before I went I had no idea when the light would be good for the mill but early morning worked fine, I think.

    – Jane Best

  • clmustin
    clmustinalmost 5 years ago

    This is a shot I don’t think I’ve ever seen. Great job.

  • Thank you very much clmustin. Actuallly I like this shot better than the one of the mill with the lake in foreground. It is a popular place for photographers.

    – Jane Best

  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliveralmost 5 years ago

    outstanding shot. this is my kind of pic.

  • Thank you Janie. It was a lovely Autumn morning and the light seemed to be perfect for photographing.

    – Jane Best

  • Rose Mary Cheek
    Rose Mary Cheekalmost 5 years ago

    jane Wonderful, love it.

  • Thank you Rose Mary. The early morning light helped.

    – Jane Best

  • Chelei
    Cheleialmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot!

  • Thank you Cheliei. The early morning light had an interesting effect.

    – Jane Best

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    Wow the colors are just lovely!! Really like it! Different angle on this mill! The capture is just great.

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