Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in or just neat postcards

Archive for the tag “Washington County VA mill”

DeBusk Mill/Ebbing Springs Roller Mill

This is located on SR 736 south of Glade Spring on the North Fork of the Holston River.  According to the site millsofwashingtoncounty.com, the mill was built in 1870.  Around back, this is the race and just beyond, the axle for the water wheel:

But the real treasure is this old, derelict, vandalized home, which may have been the DeBusk home.  According to a person we talked to, each room has a fireplace and each design is different.  It also had direct current electricity, generated by the mill, and required special care to use (Edison would have been so proud).

Note the sleeping porch, screened in, on the second floor.  In its day, it must have been a showplace.

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