Glade Creek Grist Mill

Glade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, Clifftop, West Virginia

Glade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, Clifftop, West Virginia

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Glade Creek Grist Mill

Glade Creek Grist Mill has been in Babcock State Park, West Virginia since 1976.  This fully operational mill is a reconstruction of one that was also located on Glade Creek, but across and a little down-stream known as Cooper’s Mill.  Cooper’s Mill was destroyed in the 1920’s when a devastating fire swept through the area. The site of Cooper’s Mill is now the car park of the Babcock State Park administration building.

The current mill is a combination of three mills that have been taken from elsewhere in West Virginia.  The basic structure of the mill came from the Stoney Creek Grist Mill which dates back to 1890.  It was dismantled and moved piece by piece to Babcock from a spot near Campbelltown in Pocahontas County.  After an accidental fire destroyed the Spring Run Grist Mill near Petersburg, Grant County, only the overshot water wheel could be salvaged.  Other parts for the mill came from the Onego Grist Mill near Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County.

Glade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, Clifftop, West Virginia

Glade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, Clifftop, West Virginia

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Glade Creek Grist Mill is a living monument to the over 500 mills which were operating in West Virginia at the end of the 19th century.   Freshly ground cornmeal is available for visitors to purchase, depending on availability of the raw product and the stream conditions.

According to The Babcock State Park website and the Nature Photographers website, The Glade Creek Grist Mill is among the most photographed sites in West Virginia.  It is also on the front of the latest edition of the National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the United States.

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Glade Creek Grist Mill
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Glade Creek Grist Mill
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Glade Creek Grist Mill has been in Babcock State Park, WV since 1976 as a living monument to the 500+ mills operating in the state at the end of the 1800s
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Mark Summerfield
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5 Comments

  1. Great job conveying the weathered look and feel of the wood Mark.
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  2. What an incredible place, I would give almost anything to have a chance to visit myself! I love these old facilities, there is so much character to be found in the weathered wood construction. Terrific photographs showcasing great details in this feature, Mark, I really love it!!
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  3. Robert Burkett

    would like to buy your bags I collect them.

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