Today is National Read Across America Day. So what are we reading at the Mill? Well, our research library wouldn’t be complete without the following titles:
Beverley (Chapman’s) Mill, Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia : a history and preservation plan / by Frances Lillian Jones. This is our go-to reference book when it comes to Mill history giving an in-depth history of the Mill from its founding to 1981. An addendum written in 2006 includes information on the 1998 fire and TTMAC’s efforts to stabilize the structure. The full book may be viewed online HERE.
Water powered mills of Fauquier County, Virginia / by Lee Moffett. The Chapman – Beverley Mill is the first mill detailed in Lee Moffett’s book. A good guide to the early history of the Mill.
250 years in Fauquier County : A Virginia Story / by the Fauquier Historical Society. Includes a section on early mills in the area and a brief history of the Chapman – Beverley Mill including the site’s involvement in the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap.
Fauquier County, Virginia, 1759-1959 / by the Fauquier County Bicentennial Committee. Provides histories of prominent people, places and events in Fauquier.
Landmarks of Old Prince William : a Study of Origins in Northern Virginia / by Fairfax Harrison. Highlights important historic places in Prince William County helping us better understand the setting in which The Mill operated in the mid 1700’s.
For even more books on the histories of Fauquier and Prince William Counties check out these sites: