Dates: n.d.

Collection Number: MS 115

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Hartman's Old Mill, MS 115, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Archival transfer, 7 December 1987.

Biographical/Historical Information:

Hartman’s Mill was a grain mill located on Moore’s Creek in Albemarle County, Virginia. John Grills purchased the land and built a mill there. The mill went through a series of owners before being purchased by Henry Hartman, now the mill’s namesake.

It is unknown when the mill stopped operations. When this account was written, the mill had been abandoned but the mill walls and wheels were still standing.

Scope and Content: This is a six-page typescript account of "Hartman's Old Mill" in Albemarle County, Virginia by Eunice L. Taylor. It describes the mill established in the mid-18th century on Moore's Creek, near the present day city limits of Charlottesville Virginia. Included is a chain of title which include John Grills, Solomon Nelson, John Moore, John Jouett, Charles Jouett, William D. Meriwether, Thomas W. Meriwether, Andrew J. Farish, and Henry Hartman. The deed from Meriwether to Farish mentioned "reserving 5 acres to Stephen Byers, a free man of colour, for his natural life time, including his house and premises where he now resides."


  • 1. Gristmills.
  • 2. Historic Buildings - Virginia.