Midway Mills, Virginia


Midway Mills, Virginia

Midway Mills is an unincorporated community in Nelson County, Virginia, United States.

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Coordinates: 37°39′58″N 78°43′20″W / 37.66611°N 78.72222°W / 37.66611; -78.72222


Midway Mills was the first Colony established in Nelson County, June 6, 1774, by Dr. William Cabell, (born 1699). This was the meeting place, where all other counties were created. This area, then was known as "Swan Creek Estates", and afterwards, "Liberty Hall", which was located in the old town of Warminster. This area is now known as Wingina. An ordinance was raised for providing the colony with a sufficient force for defense. The colony was then divided into sixteen districts, and required to organized a battalion of minute-men, who were to prepare themselves for regular service. The district was composed of the counties of Albemarle, Amherst, Buckingham, and East Augusta.

Dr. William Cabell owned many slaves, which were inherited by his children and grandchildren. One grandchild, Nathaniel Francis Cabell, (born 1807) documented a list of slaves in a diary, which is kept at the Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His list of slave families living at Edgewood, Warminster, Union Hill, and Liberty Hall includes the Nicholas, Diggs, Venable, Woodson, Mayo, Early, Tompkins, Beverly, Horsley, Tucker, Rose, and Rives families.


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