McNeel Mill   est. 1868 


Mill Point, WV

The McNeel Mill has been a fixture in Pocahontas County since 1868 and is a beautiful example of the ingenuity and craftsmanship of that time. It served, as a functioning mill, grinding corn, flour and buckwheat up until 1947, giving a valuable service to this community for seventy-nine years and assuring its spot in history. This building has been recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and considerable work was done in the late 1980’s to protect and preserve it.  

The McNeel Mill ltd. is a nonprofit trying to continue that work and take it a step further, by returning the mill to an operating state. We want people to be able to visit the mill and see grain being ground the way it was one hundred and forty years ago.

The first step was to make sure the building was sound, which, for the most part, it is now. The roof needed attention so we applied for and received grants from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History as well as The Snowshoe Foundation. We also obtained donations from The Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission, The Pocahontas County Historic Society, Lanty McNeel, Martha McNeel and many other private individuals. Now the new roof is on and the mill looks better than ever.

Currently, we are applying to have the rest of the property, including the Joe McNeel house, the barn, corn cribs, wash house and dam put on the National Register of Historic Places.  With a good bit of luck, the wheel could be turning under water power by next Spring.

Please contact us if you would like to donate to this great project.

Thank you,       
Matthew Tate   
McNeel Mill ltd.