An early Shenandoah Valley settler, Scotsman Captain Joseph Kennedy, built Wade's Mill in 1742. The Mill is powered by a 21-foot water wheel fed by a nearby stream. It is one of the few mills still stone-grinding flour and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wade’s Mill in Raphine, Virginia Today
Located in northern Rockbridge County, Wade's Mill is a working water-powered grist mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mill was built around 1750 by Scotsman Captain Joseph Kennedy. The Mill produces a variety of stone-ground flours and the Shop sells bagged flour, mixes, kitchenware and gifts. The mill is open April through mid-December, Wednesday-Sat and Sun 1-5pm. Closed Sundays in June, July, and August. Call about the cooking classes taught by the Miller's wife!