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Mabry Mill, Meadows of Dan

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Mabry Mill is a watermill run by the National Park Service located at milepost 176.2 of Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia. It is a tourist attraction mainly for the picturesque views of the mill itself. A short trail around the mill connects historical exhibits about life in rural Virginia. The trail allows visitors to view the gristmill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop.

Mabry Mill was built by Edwin Boston Mabry (E.B. Mabry). E.B. Mabry returned to Floyd County in 1903 and began the construction of the mill. It was first a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, then became a sawmill. By 1905 it was in operation as a gristmill. By 1910 the front part of the mill was completed and included a lathe for turning out wheel hubs, a tongue and groove lathe, a planer and a jig-saw. Between 1905 and 1914 E.B. Mabry bought adjacent tracts of land, mostly for the purpose of acquiring more water power.

During peak seasons, demonstrations of crafts are given by National Park Service volunteers at Mabry Mill.
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  • As a kids I remember being here but only remember the grist mill and watching wheat being ground into flour. Although the mill was not running there was a person in there to answer questions. This....  more
    As a kids I remember being here but only remember the grist mill and watching wheat being ground into flour. Although the mill was not running there was a person in there to answer questions. This....  more »
  • We stopped at Mabry Mill while driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway in spring with out dog. It's a beautiful old mill, originally built by Edwin Mabry in 1910. Mr. Mabry and his wife Lizzie operated... 
    We stopped at Mabry Mill while driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway in spring with out dog. It's a beautiful old mill, originally built by Edwin Mabry in 1910. Mr. Mabry and his wife Lizzie operated...  more »

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