About Us

The Purchase

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The purchase of the mill, miller’s house, and the country store were completed in March 2001. Funds were received from the Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources, Washington County, the Town of Abingdon, local businesses and other sources in the private sector.


White’s Mill has long served the neighboring community. Since the late 18th century, the mill provided meal and flour for the farm and kitchen, as well as a gathering place for sharing news and views.

The Preservation

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White’s Mill has recently undergone a complete renovation to the outside structure including a new roof, siding, windows and major structural work to the hurst frame and south wall.  Once the building was made structurally sound, we cleaned out the raceway and rebuilt the wooden flume.  We are about to start rebuilding the gearing and cornstone so that corn can be ground with water power again.

The Mercantile

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You can find:

  • Handmade quilts, fabric art, and wall decorations
  • Artwork of various styles depicting White’s Mill and the southern Appalachian region
  • Books of Appalachian writing
  • CDs of local and regional music
  • Much, much more from many local artisans.