Raphine - the word "raphis" a Greek word is what Raphine was taken from which means "to sew".
James Edward Allen Gibbs on June 2, 1857 patented the first chain stitch single thread sewing machine , he in partnership with James Wilcox became the Wilcox and Gibbs sewing machine company. Their commercial sewing machines are still made and today.
Raphine is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge county ,and is located in the Shenandoah valley of Va.
It is in what was known as the breadbasket of the south.
definitely back to visit in summer
beautiful farms in the landscape
close up of icicles on house
An early settler in the Shenandoah valley of Va. Capt. Joseph Kennedy a Scotsman, built the mill around 1750.