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Yancey Mills is an unincorporated community in Albemarle County, Virginia, United States.[1] Today, Yancey Mills is the site of the intersection of U.S. Route 250 and Interstate 64, the location of Western Albemarle High School, Henley Middle School, Brownsville Elementary School, and a pair of gas stations.

Yancey Mills
Yancey Mills is located in Virginia
Yancey Mills
Yancey Mills
Location within the state of Virginia
Yancey Mills is located in the United States
Yancey Mills
Yancey Mills
Yancey Mills (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°2′42″N 78°43′33″W / 38.04500°N 78.72583°W / 38.04500; -78.72583Coordinates: 38°2′42″N 78°43′33″W / 38.04500°N 78.72583°W / 38.04500; -78.72583
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1493564[1]

It is named for Charles Yancey, a businessman who ran a tavern, store, mill, and distillery in the area, which became known as Yancey's Mill. A post office was established there, though was eventually moved to nearby Hillsboro.[2] The mill still stands, under the name of R.A. Yancey Lumber Corporation.[3]

The Miller School of Albemarle was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[4]

The Piedmont Baptist Church is a historically Black church in Yancey Mills. In 1974, the church was the site of NAACP meetings.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Yancey Mills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Woods, Edgar (1901). History of....Albemarle County, Virginia. The Michie Company. p. 358.
  3. ^ Palka, Liz. "Possible Business Park in Crozet Discussed with Planning Commission". Gray Television. The Yancey family, who owns Yancey Lumber in Crozet, brought their project before the Planning Commission tonight to convert land, that has been in their family for over 100 years, into a light industrial business park.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  5. ^ Johnson, Edna (December 5, 1974). "Yancey Mills News". Charlottesville-Albemarle Tribune.