RIO MILLS The 19th Century Mill Village Of Rio Mills Stood 600 Yards West Of Her ...
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Description: RIO MILLS The 19th century mill village of Rio Mills stood 600 yards west of here , where the former Harrisonburg Charlottesville Turnpike crossed the South Fork of the Rivanna River . Following the Battle of Rio Hill on 29 February 1864 , Union General George Armstron Custer burned the covered bridge and gristmill at Rio Mills . Immediately rebuilt under the direction of Abraham L . Hildebrand , the gristmill continued to grind wheat and corn for the Confederacy . The milling operation apparently closed down soon after 1900 . Department of Historic Resources , 1990 .