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"Williams Mill" ~ 7.37 +/- acres ~ Minutes from Kilmarnock



First time on the market! Listing Agent must be present at all showings.

This 7.37 ± acre wooded tract of land has been in the same family for 76 years and offers a unique opportunity to own an extremely private parcel close to town with a very interesting history. There used to be an old water-powered grist mill on this site, belonging to Lancaster Roller Mills, and known as the Beane, Myers, and Williams Mill. There was also a resident miller's house. The property fronts on the old mill pond and includes part of the old dam. The pond is now gone, but there is still a flowing stream on the property, so it may be possible to create your own multi-tiered water feature using the hills and valleys of this large tract. The property is crossed by old, sunken road beds leading from the top of the ridge down to the bottom of the valley where the old mill was situated.

A survey of this parcel was prepared in 1951, and a new plat of survey was just completed on March 27, 2007. There is a Certification Letter from the Health Department for a 4-bedroom conventional system.

This property enjoys great privacy and is surrounded by large farmed parcels with Saratoga Farm of 136 acres on the West, a 121-acre farm on the South and East, and a 620-acre timber tract on the North. Even though this property is just minutes from Route 3 and the Town of Kilmarnock, it stands in another world, and in another era. Where the divided highway ends, you turn right onto a narrow gravel road that shows it's age from the high banks and tall trees on either side. You drive past a small Pond and continue beyond the woods across vast grain fields. The gravel drive turns to the right, but there is a dirt track leading straight back to a mature woods and then bending around the woods to the left. This property lies in the woods straight ahead, and starts at a pin in the base of a Wild Cherry Tree, where we have tied orange ribbons and put up a real estate sign.

Please do NOT drive on the neighbor's fields! Go straight back to our real estate sign, park your car, and walk. We'll be happy to meet with you and take you there for a personal guided tour.


Exclusively Offered for $100,000



This well-worn track through the woods carries you back from the highway, and back in time.
 

After passing a pond on the wooded road, you break out into large open fields and drive between them to reach the woods.
 

Park at the Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate sign, placed where a pipe at the base of a Wild Cherry Tree marks the corner of this property.
 

Detail showing the road from Route 3 and the Point of Beginning at the Wild Cherry Tree.
 

This old double-lane road leads down hill to the mill site; there is one lane for going downhill and another one for coming back up again.
 

Bruce stands by a Marked Pine Tree on the boundaryline beside the old road. Look closely to see the "chop marks" in the bark.
 

There is a large, level building site that overlooks the valley where the Mill Pond used to be.
 

This detail from the 1951 plat shows the Old Mill Pond and the Mill Ruins.
 

We found numerous artifacts from the past on this parcel.
 

The old dam is massive and has some huge trees growing on it.
 
Use this link to see more photos and new plat on Page 2. 
Use this link to see more photos on Page 3. 


For more details, feel free to call:

Bruce & Jill Anderson

Telephone: 804-436-5251

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Bruce & Jill Anderson are agents with: 
Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate, Inc. 
P.O. BOX 301 
4478 IRVINGTON ROAD 
IRVINGTON, VA 22480 
WWW.CARTER-REALESTATE.COM 
 
 
     

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