The Water-Powered Mills of Floyd County, Virginia

The Water-Powered Mills of Floyd County, Virginia

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From the time of early settlement in Virginia, water-powered mills played a primary role in the state's economy. This work provides an overview of grain milling in Floyd County, Virginia, from 1770 to the present day. Topics covered include the difficulties involved in identifying early mills, the importance of mill site selection, water wheel types, laws regulating mills, the decline of milling and physical remains of abandoned mill sites. The main body of the book provides individual histories of 140 grist, flour, and feed mills, a few of which also processed wool. The histories are based pr.Henry Slusher Mill and Buffalo Roller Mill and Andy Alderman Mill 44. ... examples are the A. W. Stanley Mill (IV, 130) and the Agee Mill (IV, 57). ... Since the creek is neither wide nor deep at this point, and not far from the slope on the northern side of the valley, the builders may ... Floyd County Deed Book a€œL, a€ page 146.

Title:The Water-Powered Mills of Floyd County, Virginia
Author: Franklin F. Webb, Ricky L. Cox
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-06-13

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