The Shawver Mill community grew up here around the gristmill that George Shawver built before 1860. William Leffel and Adam Britts soon built sawmills, and the community developed like many in Virginia during the 19th century. By 1911 it sustained a general store, Odd Fellows hall, post office, cemetery, two churches, and a baseball team. The end of milling operations in 1947, together with new road construction, diminished the community. By 1992 only the mill dam, the cemetery on the hill, and Chesnut Grove Church survived.
Geographic Location: Tazewell County
Physical Description of Location: Virginia 61 at Mill Road, about 3.5 miles east of intersection with Burkes Mill Road (State Route 623), Tazewell, VA 24651. Marker is on right when traveling west on Virginia 61.
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