Bridgewater Mills

Bridgewater Mills (HM1G6C)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.217', W 77° 27.741'

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Rappahannock Electric Light & Power Company

On the site formerly stood office and warehouse of the
Bridgewater Mills
1822 - 1908

Operated by members of the Ficklen family, this concern's flour won first prize at the world's first international exposition held at Paris, France in 1878. In the same year the first telephone line in Virginia connected this office with the mill buildings which were situated on the west bank of the Rappahannock River just south of the present bridge on US Route 1 leading to Falmouth, Virginia.

Office and warehouse of the
Rappahannock Electric Light & Power Company
1900 - 1923

An electric generating company furnishing 2 phase, 60 cycle current, manage from 1907 to 1923 by Ellen Caskie London Ficklen, the first woman manager of an electric public utility in United States of America.
HM NumberHM1G6C
Year Placed1964
Placed ByJoseph B. Ficklen, III
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284691 N 4242371
Decimal Degrees38.30361667, -77.46235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.217', W 77° 27.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 13.02" N, 77° 27' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1010 Charles St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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