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Address: 12291 Whites Mill Road, Abingdon, VA
Phone Number: 276-628-2960
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Get your fresh ground grits here and a history lesson too

While tooling around Abingdon, we decided to take a suggestion and visit the old mill. Quite interesting walking in the 1790's building and imagining how things were back then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

While tooling around Abingdon, we decided to take a suggestion and visit the old mill. Quite interesting walking in the 1790's building and imagining how things were back then. Cool collection of old grain and flour sacks and lots of historical info. Next door was the surprise of the White's Mill Mercantile; a fun,funky jumbled mix of antiques, collectibles, jams,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is the best place to buy grits. I live in Utah now but have relatives that live nearby and I am constantly ask them to send me grits. My wife thinks I am crazy but these are the only grits I eat now. The building and little store are cool and fun to visit and the workers are great.

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Thank Matthew R
Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Very interesting old mill. Felt Ike stepping back in time. The general store was also interesting. The still sell corn meal and grits which all the locals swear by.

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Thank harrellz3
canton,ga, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

we use to love whites mill such a great historic floor mill.it has gone to the dogs it is not kept up and it is in shambles.shame on you historicl socity for letting this happen

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Thank Earl J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

this is an old grain mill with some of the old equipment ,but not operational.there is a small grinder where they grind some corn meal,but seeing the dirty floors,evidence of mice and petrified cat feces on the upper levels left me disgusted.the mercantile had mostly craft items and a few antiques,not very interesting.if you have never been in a mill... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We were told that while it was being restored, this mill still produced some products. We saw not evidence of that activity. The flume has been restored as well as parts of the building, but the wheel is still not operational. It is worth the relatively short drive just for the history.

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Thank redneckersson5
Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A picture perfect mill that you can wander around in and then walk to the shop and buy some stone ground flour or grits produced on site.

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Thank hbladman
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

In the hills north of town is the mill. Very neat history of the mill and site. There is a small mercantile on site with all kinds of different things. Got some strawberry ruebar jelly which was great on my biscuits. If you're looking for a ride through the country and appreciate history give this place a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This place is really neat. I enjoyed walking through the mill and taking pictures. I would recommend going here and I will be coming back to this mill. It is right out of downtown Abingdon about 5 minutes. They are still making flour and corn meal.

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Thank Devin D
Charleston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

White's Mill has been grinding wheat and corn since the 18th century when Virginia was the breadbasket of America. It has been recently restored and will start grinding using water power from the repaired sluice again (they used an electric grinder during the reconstruction). #2 bags of grits or cornmeal sells $3 or so. \Cheaper than and better than grocery... More 

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