Colvin Run Mill is an early 19th century operating gristmill, closely modeled on the principles developed by Oliver Evans (1755-1819). Powered by a waterwheel, the restored mill was probably built on or after 1811 on the site of an older mill. Originally, the site was the property of George Washington, who identified it as ideal for a mill site. The first verifiable documentation of gristmill business was made by Philip Carter, who purchased a 90-acre property about 1811 from William Sheppard, who probably built the original mill based on Evans' design.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: ManufacturingEra: 1800-1829DateCreated: ca. 181010017 Colvin Run RoadGreat FallsState: VACountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/manufacturing---2/-214-colvin-run-mill-%28ca--1810%29Creator: Unknown
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (CC BY 2.0)Era_date_from: ca. 1810