Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home

>

Virginia

>

Fairfax vicinity

>

Piney Branch Water Mill, 1212 Pope's Head Road, Fairfax, Fairfax County, VA



B&W Photos


Data Pages


Drawings


Item Title


Location
1212 Pope's Head Road, Fairfax vicinity, VA

Find maps of Fairfax, VA


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-741
Significance: Piney Branch Mill, also known as Barnes' Mill, Robey's Mill, Stafford Mill, Hope Park Mill and Foxes' Mill, is located along Piney Branch at Popes Head Road, SE of the city of Fairfax. Originally part of the Hope Park estate of Edward Payne and, later, David Stuart, the mill property was sole in 1838. The sales record is the first official mention of a grist mill on the site, but the exact date of construction has not been determined. Gabe Robey was the last owner (1896-1906) to operate the neighborhood flour mill on a commercial basis, but the water wheel was rebuilt in 1935 and the mill was occasionally opened for demonstration purposes. The mill machinery, based on the Oliver Evans system, is complete except for the overshot water wheel, hopper shoe and damsel. The original board and batten siding was replaced in 1963. In addition to the mill, there exists a miller's house (A), log spring house (B), smokehouse (C), and cabin (D), and a tenant's house. The mill property is privately owned.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents


Back to Fairfax vicinity, Virginia