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Andrew Zirkle Mill

Quicksburg Rd, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 42' 51.372", -78° 43' 18.8328"
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Built in the 1760s by the Zirkle brothers and owned by Revolutionary War patriot Andrew Zirkle, this mill operated for 180 years. Flour milled here went to Boston when the harbor was blockaded after the Boston Tea Party and to the Continental Army in 1781. The building survived the burning of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War because its miller hung a Union flag from the roof and pleaded with officers of Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer's cavalry for its safety. The mill contains its original millstones and the roller-milling equipment installed about 1900.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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