Alexandria Heritage Trail
—City of Alexandria Est. 1749 —Phoenix Mill is the last surviving remnant of Alexandria's once thriving milling industry. William Hartshorne built the four-story mill in 1801. The mill was built at a time when Northern Virginia's economy shifted from tobacco to grain production, and flour and wheat were the principal export products of Alexandria's ports. The Phoenix Mill produced flour and feed, as well as ground lime for plaster. Water diverted from Holmes Run powered the mill's overshot waster wheel. The 19-foot diameter wheel turned the mill's four pairs of millstones.
|Placed By||City of Alexandria|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 318158 N 4297483|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80736667, -77.09421667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.442', W 77° 5.653'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 26.52" N, 77° 5' 39.18" W|
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