On route from Winchester to Chantilly, Bob surprised me by turning off the main highway to view this historic town and mill.
Millwood Virginia developed around two late-18th century gristmills and Nathaniel Burwell's Carter Hall plantation. In 1865, Confederate Col. John S. Mosby discussed terms of surrender in the J.H. Clarke house and tavern here. After the Civil War, Millwood included a community of freed blacks with a school and several churches. The village retains many late-19th century stores and dwellings.