Friday, July 6, 2012

Byway


On route from Winchester to Chantilly, Bob surprised me by turning off the main highway to view this historic town and mill.

Millwood Virginia developed around two late-18th century gristmills  and Nathaniel Burwell's Carter Hall plantation.  In 1865, Confederate Col. John S. Mosby discussed terms of surrender in the J.H. Clarke house and tavern here.  After the Civil War, Millwood included a community of freed blacks with a school and several churches.  The village retains many late-19th century stores and dwellings.

7 comments:

joyce said...

Oh my the photos are stunning and you scrapped them so beautifully. Lucky you to have a husband to romance the ordinary.

Tracey Sabella said...

So wonderful, Cindy!! Love that you stopped to take these amazing photos and then took the time to showcase them so beautifully here! ~ Blessings

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Rita Barakat said...

Lovely layout CIndy! I love those gorgeous photos, what a wonderful place to take pictures! WTG hubby!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a fab multi-photo layout!!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Beautiful photos and a lovely page! So awesome to take those little spur-of-the-moment detours! We were just in Chantilly yesterday. May have to look up this place.

Connie said...

Gorgeous pictures. Love those little out of way places.

Heather Landry said...

I love that you guys made an unexpected stop. The fabulous photos were definitely worth the trip. I really love the way you chose to scrap them.