Place Category: Mountain Lakes
Founded in 1801, this was the site of Colonel Edward Jackson’s gristmill. A successful operation, it also became the boyhood home of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Our focus is on the history of our site as well as the early history of West(ern) Virginia and Appalachia. Today our site features the Old (Jackson) Mill, a blacksmith shop, barn, two historic log cabins as well as another historic water-powered gristmill, which still produces cornmeal and wheat flour. Our Farmstead area was also the original property that was donated to West Virginia University and became the nation’s first state 4-H camp. We offer public tours, seasonally, as well as school, and bus tours, both by appointment. Additionally, our outreach program, “History Hitting the Road” offers hands-on experiential learning opportunities for all ages – programs such as candle-making, rope-making, and butter-making/foodways. Come experience the rich history that the Jackson’s Mill Farmstead has to share!
160 WVU Jackson’s Mill Weston, WV 26452
304-269-5100 | email@example.com | http://jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/