Shull's Mill began around 1835. It started as a gristmill owned and operated by Phillip Shull. Many of the deeds in this collection have his name on them. The town of Shull's Mill was a small farming community and stopping place on the toll road from Valle Crucis to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Boom times for Shull's Mill was around 1919 after the railroad made it more easily accessible. This collection contains documents, photos, land deeds, ledgers and such as provide primary sources for those researching Shull's Mill. Several land deeds are intact which show the number of acres and amounts paid for land bought by the Shull family. All of the legal documents are dated in the 1800s. There are also several survey accounts, family photos, and postcards.