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231 Dominion Rd.
Gerrardstown, WV 25420
(304) 229-1617

 


ill Creek Manor was built in 1898 by G. Will Groff, an orchardist and businessman who installed the first gas lights in the area. This Victorian manor house retains most of the original woodwork, staircase and yellow pine floors, along with stained glass in the living and dining rooms. The house contains antiques, period reproductions, and family pieces.

For a brief history of Gerrardstown, click here.



Mill Creek Manor lies adjacent to the 1743 Gerard House, one of the oldest known buildings in West Virginia. The Old Stone House, as it is sometimes referred to, was built of vernacular limestone in 1743 by John Hayes for the itinerant Baptist minister, John Gerard. The House was restored in 1976 and is listed in the National Register of Historical Places and is a Berkeley County Historical Society landmark.

The Gerard House was used for living, church meetings, and at one time a tannery. It is reported that inhabitants once fought Indians from the house.

John Gerard willed the house and property to his son, David in 1787. David Gerard divided the property into lots to encourage settlement on the west side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Most of the lot lines are still intact today.

The house contains two fireplaces made of limestone and a trap door between the two stories which was used for accessing rooms inside the house. The floors and beams are hand-hewn Chestnut.

The Gerard House Gifts, a bouquet of Victorian, Country and Americana handcrafts and gifts made by local artisans, is housed on the first floor of the Old Stone House.

   
   

2002 Mill Creek Manor B&B

   


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