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Early American Grist Mill c.1806/34 and Blacksmith Shop. Located in the beautiful central Virginia foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Nestled along a bold creek in a sheltered valley.

The Old Mill is in a very convenient location as a country get-a-away or full time residence. It is in a secure low crime area where it is safe to leave the keys in your car and doors unlocked.

Located only 25 miles (30 minute or less drive) from a city with all the modern conveniences, airport, hospitals, colleges, shopping centers, restaurants as well as a good mix of office, building, hardware and industrial suppliers.

It is only three miles from the village of Gladys with post office, elementary school, fire station, rescue squad, convenience store, community center and churches. Another ten miles and you are at the County Seat where there is a public library, high school, police, courthouse and large chain grocery store and shopping center.

Privacy, country solitude and easy access to modern living.

VDOT Lynchburg District Map (561k PDF) or Google Satellite Map (full screen)

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA is only 25 miles away (less to the South East side) and accessible by good roads from several directions. Drive time is 25 to 40 minutes depending on where you are going in town.

Air Service from the regional airport, code LYH, South of the city, has connector jet service to major hubs in the region and commuter flights to the Washington DC area. Private aviation service is available from LYH and Falwell Airport as well as a new local runway without amenities (Brookneal).

Train and bus service are also available from the same central city location on Park Avenue.

Malls and shopping centers are sprinkled throughout the city. On the South East side near the airport is River Ridge Mall, Wards Road Center, almost every known national department store chain and restaurant and bar are located in this area. There are also major motels across the road from the mall and only a few miles from the airport. Liberty University, UPS and FedEx depots are also in this same area.

Local schools include Lynchburg College, Randolf Macon Woman's College, Central Virginia Community College, Jerry Falwell's Liberty (Baptist) University, Virginia Episcopal School (private boys prep school). Sweet Briar Woman's College is in nearby Amherst County. Longwood University is in nearby Farmville. Hollins College is in Roanoke (60 miles). The University of Virginia is in Charlottesville 100 miles North.

Appotomatox Court House Historic Park (c) 2002 Jock Dempsey
Historic Sites: Virginia is full of historic sites and parks. The Mill is only 20 minutes from Appotomatox Court House Historic Park (above) and Red Hill (Patrick Henry's last home and resting place), and 45 minutes from Thomas Jefferson's home near Forest VA and one hour from Montecello, his Charlottesville mountain top home.

Public schools include Gladys Elementary and William Campbell Middle and High School. The elementary school is only 2 miles and the middle and high school about 10 miles. Public School bus routes serve the area.

Hospitals include Lynchburg Municipal and Virginia Baptist. The municipal hospital has a major emergency trauma center and general surgeries. Virginia Baptist is a nurse's training and major heart care center.

Cultural centers include Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Liberty Center and the local high school theaters. The city has two large parks (Miller and Rivermont) as well as two new sports recreation parks. The city stadium is the home of a baseball farm team and is used for regional HS football games.

For more see Lynchburg Online

Rustburg Panorama (c) 2003 Jock Dempsey
RUSTBURG, VIRGINIA is about 10 miles North (going toward Lynchburg). It is the Campbell county seat, has a good public library, post office, several convenience stores, hardware and farm supply, restaurants and a major chain grocery store. Rustburg is home of one of three high schools a middle school and elementary school. There are two regional banks and a pharmacy. Rustburg is at a crossroads and 20 minutes from historic Appotomatox.

GLADYS, VA Our local "village" is three miles drive, has a convenience store, post office, fire house, rescue squad and several churches and an elementary school.

US Census Quick Facts, Campbell County VA


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