Dayton Site Added to the Virginia Landmarks Register

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced that 7 sites including one in Rockingham county have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register.

According to the VDHR website, "Seven sites — located in Lee, Mecklenburg, and Rockingham counties, and Alexandria, Portsmouth, and Richmond— have been approved for listing on the Virginia Landmarks Register. Of the sites listed by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources during its spring quarterly meeting on April 17, two arose where flowing waters could power mills—on the Meherrin River in Southside Virginia’s Mecklenburg County, and a creek in the Shenandoah Valley’s Rockingham County."

In Rockingham County, "...the Silver Lake Historic District centers on its name-sake lake, a large mill pond created around 1822, when John L. Rife built a dam across a spring-fed creek for a spillway to power grist and saw mills Rife also erected."

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