We had read about the small town of Waterford, Virginia which is protected as a national historic monument since with the urban sprawl into Loudon County, there are few historic towns from the eighteenth century which remain undeveloped.
The town is built on Catoctin Creek and Waterford Mill, a working mill until 1939, was very important to the town.
Sadly it is unrestored and the old mill wheel is in a very bad state.
The mill race is quite dry..
We had the impression that the mill may occasionally be open to the public, but not today.
The street signs in Waterford give a feel for its history and apart from parked cars it does look as if major parts of it may not have changed for many many years.
Some of the houses were very modest in size and style..
Others were considerably more grand..
Today was much milder than it has been this week and so much of the snow had melted overnight. It was a lovely day for wandering through the village.