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Resources & Links


Internet Links - These links will take you to web sites for mills and information about mills.


Beaver's Mill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Read a facinating story about Danny Ricketts' discovery and excavation of the remains of the Beaver's Mill in Pittslyvania County, Virginia.

The wheel measures 16 feet long by 8 feet in diameter. The water wheel was built in 1792 and was used to power a grist mill owned by William Beavers on Sandy Creek.

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Pond Lily Mill Restorations

Historic Stagville

Cameron Family Information (Stagvill Foundation web site)

Old Mill of Guildford, Oak Ridge, NC - The Old Mill of Guilford was founded in North Carolina on Beaver Creek in 1767 to grind grain for the early settlers of what is now Guilford County.   Today, the mill continues to produce all-natural, stone-ground, whole grain foods, just as it has for over 250 years.

Murray's Mill, Catawba County, NC - built by John Murray, whose father, William, had operated a mill on the site since 1883. In 1913, John replaced his father’s mill with the current two-story structure, adding a 22’ overshot waterwheel, in lieu of the former turbine. In 1938, John’s son, Lloyd, raised the dam six feet and installed the 28’ waterwheel.

Mills of the 18th and 19th Century, Camden County, NC

Dellinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek, Bakersville, N.C.

Links to North Carolina Mills

Historic Yates Mill County Park, Wake County, NC

West Point on the Eno, Durham, NC

Society for the Preservation of Old Mills

Books & Papers

Anderson, Jean Bradley, Piedmont plantation : the Bennehan-Cameron family and lands in North Carolina. Durham, N.C. : Historic Preservation Society of Durham, 1985.

VOLUME 7 SPECIAL ISSUE, JULY 1978, Papers from the seminar on Water Wheels and Windmills
Complete text of three of the papers is posted on the Eno River Association web stite. These are:

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