“Bloody Butcher Corn at Reed’s Mill”
“The Eggs and the Cream are Mine”, growing up at Spring Valley Farm
The creek itself has its source in springs located at the bottom of Peter’s Mountain, outside the town of Gap Mills. It flows about 30 miles until it empties in to the Greenbrier River. Second Creek has been called a power stream by those who have lived and prospered by its swift waters. It is said that at one point there were over 22 mills located along Second Creek, including grist mills, woolen mills and lumber mills. A number of large family farms have also benefited from the rich bottom land provided by its waters. Today, the old mills have all shut down except for Reed’s Mill, which operates an electric gristmill and small broom factory inside historic Reed’s Mill, about a mile down Second Creek Road off US 219.
To take a tour of Reed’s Mill or to make an order, call Larry Mustain 772-5665.
Watch a video of Reed’s Mill, featured on WCHS News: http://www.wchstv.com/traveling/2007/twv070125.shtml
For more information about traveling to nearby attractions like historic Organ Cave, Gap Mills, Sinks Grove, and Pickaway, contact Travel Monroe, located in Union (304-772-3003).
Or the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, located in Lewisburg (1-800-833-2068) and the Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, located in Beckley (1-800-847-4898).