Big Chief Grist Mill, Marion County

This location on Lanahassee Creek has been home to a grist mill since the mid-1800s, according to an oral history conducted by Mia Harris in 2016 [Columbus State University Archives: Marion County Heritage Tour, April 2016]. Located near two historic communities (Church Hill and Pineville), the mill has been operated by three generations of the Upton family.

It ceased regular operations in 1950 but was revived in for a few years beginning in 1980. The late Billy E. Powell, son of Myrtice Evelyn Upton Powell, rebuilt the mill in 1994 and the sluice gate was rebuilt more recently.

The pond is known as Powell’s Mill Pond. It is one of the most beautiful locations in all of Marion County.’

 

 

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3 responses to “Big Chief Grist Mill, Marion County

  1. Raleighwood Dawg

    Love reading and learning about these old mills!

  2. Elliott Brack

    Good one. May I use it in an upcoming GwinnettForum?–eeb

    On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 10:44 AM Vanishing South Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown wrote:

    > Brian Brown posted: ” This location on Lanahassee Creek has been home to a > grist mill since the mid-1800s, according to an oral history conducted by > Mia Harris in 2016 [Columbus State University Archives: Marion County > Heritage Tour, April 2016]. Located near two historic ” >

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