Berry Schools' Old Mill

Berry Schools' Old Mill (HM62A)

Location: Rome, GA 30165 Floyd County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 19.454', W 85° 14.944'

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From the mill's construction in 1930 , students under the supervision of a miller used the Old Mill to produce corn meal and food stuffs for the Berry Schools. The Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company donated the iron hub, while students built the water wheel. At 42 feet in diameter, this is one of the nation's largest overshot waterwheels. Berry's reservoir lake supplies water to the wheel. Gravity pushes water up the stone column and over the wheel, turning it. The Old Mill has been preserved as a testament to the practical training Martha Berry incorporated into her schools.
HM NumberHM62A
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number57-3
Year Placed2002
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Berry College
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 661087 N 3799495
Decimal Degrees34.32423333, -85.24906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 19.454', W 85° 14.944'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 19' 27.24" N, 85° 14' 56.64" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-3 The Goat, Rome GA 30165, US
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