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Old 01-27-2009, 07:14 PM   #144
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Jackson's Mill - Lewis Co

Located about 5 miles north of Weston, Jackson's Mill is now a WVU-Sponsored 4-H Camp and Historic Area.

From the website: Historic Jackson's Mill probably would not exist were it not for its association with General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, but he is only a part of the story. His grandparents, Edward and Elizabeth Brake Jackson, settled on this land in 1801 and soon constructed a log cabin and gristmill. Eventually the family businesses grew to include grist and saw mills, carpenter and blacksmith shops, and a store. Milling was an important industry in the frontier economy. The Jacksons were active in regional politics as well. These two things combined to make the Jackson homestead a central meeting place for the area's settlers.

To read more of the history of Jackson's Mill: http://www.wvu.edu/~exten/depts/jmill/jmhist.htm

To read more about the Historic Area: http://www.wvu.edu/~exten/depts/jmill/jmh_area.htm





Historic Marker #1 - Located on Rt 19 about 2 miles north of Weston.




Marker #1 - Looking northbound on Rt 19.




Historical Marker #2 - Located at turnoff of CR 12 off of Rt 19 about 5 miles north of Weston.




View of Marker #2 looking north/west on CR 12 from junction of Rt 19.




Historical Marker #3 - Located across the road from the Historical Area on CR 12, about 3 miles from Rt 19. Yes, the sign is laying down in the grass. The metal pole had rusted through and the sign had fallen into the grass. The staff at Jackson's Mill moved the sign to their storage area until the state can come by to make the repairs.

On the opposite side of the sign, it reads: Two miles west in the old Jackson Cemetery are buried Colonel Edward Jackson and Elizabeth Jackson, the grandparents of General Stonewall Jackson with whom he lived until he became a Cadet at West Point Military Academy.




The base of the sign had rusted through. Help is on the way, though.

After I took this photo, the WVU Program Specialist and I discussed the best way to store the marker to keep it from being damaged or stolen. After agreeing to keep it in the Jackson's Mill facility, I departed with contact information to pass on to Mr Geiger in Charleston. Unfortunately, I realized later that I did not take a photo of the mill, only one photo of the entrance to the Historic Area. There are photos on the website links above.



Entrance to the Historic Area.
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