Mabry Mill

Autumn colors reflect in the water on a mill pond. On the far bank sits an old, weathered mill
Mabry Mill

Teresa Maybaum photo

Quick Facts
Milepost 176, near the village of Meadows of Dan, VA
Early 20th Century Appalachian grist mill

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The sights and sounds of Rural Appalachia fill the air at Mabry Mill during summer and fall. Ed Mabry built the mill where he and his wife Lizzy ground corn, sawed lumber, and operated a blacksmith shop for three decades.

The picturesque wooden mill, with its slowly turning water wheel, continues to draw visitors today. The ringing of a hammer on an anvil will guide you to the blacksmith's shed to watch the smith at work. 

After exploring the mill and smithy, stop by the log cabin, and stroll through the yard to learn about farm life. Finish your day with some delicious and hearty country fare at the restaurant. 

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Last updated: June 13, 2022