The Broad Run area was struck by an EF-0 tornado on August 11, 2017. Though winds only reached about 75 miles per hour, numerous trees were toppled or otherwise damaged during the storm. For more details about the tornado and its impact in Broad Run, read FauquierNow’s article.
At the Chapman-Beverley Mill Historic Site, we were fortunate not to have sustained any damage to the Mill itself. However, we did lose several trees, one of which fell across a power line that supplied electricity to the Mill Store.
Over the next few weeks we will begin cleaning up the site and also prepping for phase two of the Mill’s ongoing site renovations. Stay tuned for more information about site work and clean up efforts.