Jackson's Mill Gallery


Appalachian Blacksmiths Association



8/12/03-- PHOTOS


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Organized in 1978, the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association is an affiliate of ABANA. We represent blacksmiths, bladesmiths, and farriers in West Virginia and its surrounding states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. 

We publish a quarterly newsletter which keeps our membership up to date on events. The newsletter also features many metalworking tips.  

To join the ABA, click on 
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Appalachian Blacksmiths Association


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The Jackson house and mill building as they looked after the Civil War.  Visit this link for a history of the farm and mill

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Jackson's Mill as it appeared ca. 1935. The large building with columns is the Mount Vernon Dining Hall. The cottages along the West  Fork (of the Monongahela) River were built by volunteers and continue to serve as dorms and meeting places today. 

jackson's mill in the 1930s

The multi-purpose Exhibit Hall ( pictured) is just one of the new buildings planned for Jackson's Mill expansion in the coming years.  A new firefighter training facility is planned as well as additions to the Jackson Lodge and Mt. Vernon Dining Hall.

new exhibit hall

This Burr millstone is being dressed and re-grooved.  Blacksmiths from the ABA banded the other set of mill stones with iron straps in 1991 and they are currently in operation.

burr millstones

Shelled corn is poured in this hopper which directs it to the center of the millstones where it is ground into meal.

grain hopper

Metal pinion and flange gears

metal gears

Wood gears

wood gears

Wood gears

wood gears

Grain scales.  Ground corn is poured into large sacks and weighed here.

grain scales



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