Millstones

Millstones (HM29NN)

Location: Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 White County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 41.193', W 83° 40.562'

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Quarriers cut millstone blanks from an exposed ledge of gneiss rock adjacent to Mill Rock Branch, a small stream at the upper end of Sautee Valley. They used hardened steel hammers known as mill picks to cut grooves (lands) and ridges to shape the working faces of millstones used in grist mills for grinding corn into grits and cornmeal. Three millstones are on display here. This millstone is unfinished. The millstone to the left of the slave dwelling was at Stovall Mill, and the millstone near the rock wall was a Watts Mill. E.P. Williams, who owned the Nacoochee slave dwelling, operated an "industrial complex" on nearby Sautee Creek where flowing water powered the machinery, and slaves provided labor. A grist mill at this complex used a millstone similar, but somewhat large than these.
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HM NumberHM29NN
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Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 254848 N 3841542
Decimal Degrees34.68655000, -83.67603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.193', W 83° 40.562'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 11.58" N, 83° 40' 33.72" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 283 GA-255, Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, US
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