Glimpse How Life Has Changed Since 1809 At Jackson’s Mill In West Virginia

Once upon a time, near the turn of the century – the 19th century, that is – two young orphans were sent to live with an uncle. That uncle was the operator of the family-run Jackson’s Mill along the West Fork River in what is now West Virginia. The young orphans were Thomas and Laura Jackson: Thomas, who would go on to become the legendary Southern Civil War general “Stonewall” Jackson, and Laura, who would spend the war years hosting a hospital for Union soldiers from her home.

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All tours of and public events at the Jackson’s Mill Farmstead have been canceled for 2020, but it is still possible to host a private event there or to stroll the grounds and enjoy the history that can be gleaned from the various signs posted in strategic locations outside each building. And definitely check back another year, as the mill hopes to resume tours and activities when possible. To find out more about Jackson’s Mill Farmstead, visit their website here. And if you’re interested in old mills and historic buildings, consider a trip to a similar site: Cook’s Old Mill in Greenville, West Virginia.

Address: 160 Jackson Mill Rd, Weston, WV 26452, USA