The historic Bush Mill takes you back to a time when people lived simpler lives, when millwrights and craftsmen used Scott County's abundant natural resources - limestone, wood, water and hilly terrain - to build overshot, water-powered grist mills with wooden gears, leather drive belts, and wooden water wheels. This community landmark can be seen two miles northwest of Nickelsville. Stop by any time for a stunning photo opportunity, or come on a festival day to see the grist mill in action. Today, the Bush Mill is newly restored and operational with a 30' diameter and 4' wide metal wheel that generates approximately 30 horsepower at maximum operation capacity. The structure is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. Make sure to also visit the Allen Hicks Jam and Kilgore Fort located near by.