Here is our 16th in the Fallin' For Virginia cache series. Our aim is for you to have fun caching and to see some of Southwest Virginia's most beautiful but little known waterfalls.
The first name given to Damascus, Virginia was Mock's Mill. It was named after Henry A. Mock who when traveling with Daniel Boone in 1821 was so impressed with the beauty of the area he decided to stay, buy some land. build a cabin and build a grist mill. Mr. Mock was born in Davie Co., N.C. about 1794. After Henry Mock built his cabin and mill he spent the rest of his life here. He married three times and fathered 23 children. (Maybe it's something in the water)? Henry died on April 18, 1892 in Damascus. The name of the community was changed to Damascus in 1886 when General John D. Imboden bought much of the land from the Mocks.
The cache and falls are located at the rebuilt mill which now serves as a restaurant and conference center. The views and fishing are great and of course there is the wonderful Creeper Trail for hiking, horse and mountain bike riding and more caching.
The cache is a two-toned, larger, bison tube. At times there can be a lot of muggles so use your best stealthily approaches. PLEASE put the cache back exactly where you found it.
Enjoy and have a good caching day.
NOTE: We are planning a special award for completing the entire series. Nothing drastic but something for your efforts and to remember what you accomplished. We will watch the logs but let us know when you have done it!