Hydraulic Mills

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Hydraulic Mills was a lumber mill and commercial complex that was in existence from the early 19th century to the mid-twentieth.



The mill was founded in the early 19th century. By the middle of the 1800's, other commercial developments opened at the mill, including a country store and a post office. Services provided helped support the growing community of Union Ridge

The mill was purchased in the 1880's by Rawlings Sammons, an African-American miller.

No traces of the mill are visible because it was covered when the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir was created in the 1960's. [1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Take a Walk at Ivy Creek, Ivy Creek Foundation, retrieved March 18, 2013.