Site of Davis Mill, Worth County

Davis Mill Foundation Jones Creek Worth County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Davis Mill was built on Jones Creek in northern Worth County in 1879. The foundation of the gristmill remains today, as does the millpond (now known as Jordan Company Lake). The mill itself is extant, as well. It was relocated to the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton.

Jones Creek at Davis Mill Worth County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I came here with Hoyt Dorminey, who shared memories of visiting his uncle and aunt, J. W. & Mattie Lindsey, in the 1950s. They operated the mill, which was then owned by S. O. Spooner. It stopped producing about 1963.

Davis Mill Pond Worth County GA Jordan Company Lake Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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3 responses to “Site of Davis Mill, Worth County

  1. Fred

    I revisited this place earlier this year. I am very said to say that the area downstream from the dam appears to have been appropriated by local area teens and/or worthless denizens who have completely trashed what was a beautiful clear creek. I made me very, very sad as I am sure that there is no one to clean it up. I do not understand why anyone would be unwilling to pick up their beer cans and trash after going to this spot to enjoy it. If it was a pretty enough place to visit and enjoy, was it not special enough to leave unspoiled? Well, the Mill Pond is unchanged. .

  2. Fred Gleaton

    I meant the “creak” of the wheel. Ha.

  3. Fred Gleaton

    I don’t think I have ever seen the water quite that high there. When the level is low, the creek runs pretty much clear. I remember being in the mill once as a little boy and hearing the creek of the wheel. I have been back several times as an adult just because it is such a beautiful place. I also recall a close encounter encounter with a water moccasin on that bridge. Glad you had no such meetings.

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