Tag Archives: South Georgia Mills

Sunsweet Mills, Tift County

Sunsweet Mills Sunsweet GA Tift County Ghost Town Abandoned Mill Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Oliver Davis owned this old mill and the store in Sunsweet. I made this photo in 2011 and recently learned that it collapsed some time in 2013.

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Brown’s Mill, Sumter County

Brown's Mill Sumter County GA Abandoned Maintained Dirt Road Picture Image Photogrpah Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Obviously a large operation in its time, Brown’s Mill is virtually unknown today. It’s quite rare to find extant mills like this in South Georgia.

Brown's Mill Sumter County GA Abandoned Historic Site Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Most of the structures associated with the mill are still standing.

Brown's Mill Store Sumter County GA Overgrown Rural Southern Decay Vernacular Architecture Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This appears to have been a store or commissary.

Brown's Mill Pond Sumter County GA Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Brown’s Mill Pond

Brown's Mill Granary Silo Corrugated Tin Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This was the granary, probably added in the later years of the operation.

Brown's Mill Sumter County GA Millwright's House Neoclassical Revival Architecture Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

And finally, this was the home of the owner/millwright.

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Grist Mill, Circa 1895, Fort Valley

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This structure, built as a grist mill around 1895, has most recently been known as the Jolly Nut Company. Established in 1934, t’s one of the oldest specialty produce businesses in the area.

Fort Valley Downtown & Railroad Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Banks Lake Mill House Mural, Lakeland

lakeland ga mural banks lake millhouse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

One of dozens of murals situated throughout the city of Lakeland, this one depicts the mill house built around 1848-50 by William Lastinger.

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