Published on February 18, 2016

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Civil War Trails sign on the 1848 building and how it survived General Philip Sheridan’s 1864 burning of the Shenandoah Valley.

Opened by George P. Grandstaff in 1850, this grist mill was an important component of the small town of Edinburg.  In October 1864, during Union General Philip Sheridan’s campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, many mills, barns and farms were destroyed in an attempt to prevent the area from supplying the Confederate army.  The mill itself was set ablaze, but it has been told that the townspeople were able to douse the fire and save the mill from any further damage.  Today the mill is a museum open to the public.

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Monday- Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

$2.00 for the Museum

Visiting the markers is free


214 South Main Street
Edinburg, VA 22824


(540) 984-8400