Breckinridge Mill is a rare survivor of the grain and milling industry that figured significantly in the economy of antebellum Virginia. The three-and-a-half story brick structure was erected in 1822 for James Breckinridge, and is one of the oldest mills in the region. Breckinridge was a leading Federalist politician and landowner of southwestern Virginia. His mill replaced an 1804 mill also built for Breckinridge, and remained in operation until about 1939.
Geographic Location: Botetourt County
Physical Description of Location: Fincastle, VA 24090. Located on State Route 600, 1.25 miles southwest of the intersection of State Route 600 and Grove Hill Road. Marker is on the right when traveling southwest on State Route 600.
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