Hopewell Mill on Shenandoah river BloomeryRoad


Hopewell Mills

William Little, Sr., whose son later became the first Sheriff of present day Jefferson County, built and operated grain and saw mills on the Shenandoah River at present day Millville. Little, Sr. constructed a log and clapboard home, a tenant house, and several outbuildings on the property as well. The property was passed to Sr.'s son, William Little, Jr., who sold the property to James Hite and Jacob Newcomber. It was Hite who named the property "Hopewell" after Charles Lee's home in present day Leetown. A woolen mill was later added to the property, which was operated as long as the 1920's.

Hopewell is part of the National Register of Historic Places.

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