Bowen's Mill

Bowen's Mill (HM634)

Location: Easley, SC 29640 Pickens County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 51.235', W 82° 31.183'

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[Front]: This mill was built about 1860 by Col. Robert E. Bowen (1830-1909) Confederate officer, state representative, state senator, and Pickens County businessman. Bowen, a prominent advocate for progressive farming, was also active in the railroad and timber industries. In addition to this mill, the complex here included a store, blacksmith's shop, saw mill, and cotton gin.

[Reverse]: The mill passed through several owners in the first quarter of the twentieth century., from Bowen's son James O. Bowen to Albert Kay and Kay's widow Tallulah, and then successively to N.T. Waddell, Ida S. Johnson, and a Mrs. Shembosky, who sold it to Hovey A. Lark (1890-1968) during the Depression. Lark ground corn here from the early 1930s until about 1965.
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HM NumberHM634
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Marker Number39-11
Year Placed2004
Placed BySociety for the Preservation of Old Mills, Pickens Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:11am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 361071 N 3857896
Decimal Degrees34.85391667, -82.51971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.235', W 82° 31.183'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 14.10" N, 82° 31' 10.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Old Saluda Dam Rd, Easley SC 29640, US
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