Golden Creek Mill

Golden Creek Mill (HMA3E)

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

N 34° 49.5', W 82° 38.65'

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The original mill on Golden Creek was built across the creek from the present day Golden Creek Mill by William O'Dell in 1815. The ruins are still visible today. In a deed dated 1836, the property was transferred to John Arial and listed as consisting of 50 acres and a corn mill. Arial added a cotton gin and press. Later, owner George Hendricks added an ice plant. In 1985, Joyce and Leroy Stewart purchased the land across the creek from the original site and built the present replica of the earlier mill. Two other restored mills are located nearby, north of Pickens: The Hagood Mill and the Meece Mill.

Grinding Corn at Golden Creek Mill
The Stewarts assembled parts from around the country and purchased the grindstones in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1987. Mr. Stewart and his uncle constructed the millrace and had a 14-foot metal waterwheel constructed. The mill began grinding corn in 1990. The Stewarts sell the corn meal and other related items in their gift shop.

Hagood Mill
Hagood Mill is a restored and fully operational mill located north of Pickens Highway 178 and is operated by the Pickens County Museum of Art and History.

Meece Mill
Meece Mill, also located north of Pickens near Hagood, is owned by Julian and Elsie Yoder. While not operational, the mill has been renovated and is open to the public one weekend a month.
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HM NumberHMA3E
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series
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Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 349641 N 3854868
Decimal Degrees34.82500000, -82.64416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 49.5', W 82° 38.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 49' 30.00" N, 82° 38' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 187 Enon Church Rd, Easley SC 29640, US
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