Photos and Story by Kristen Bach
Mingus Mill was built in 1886 by a millwright from Virginia, Sion Early, for just $600. The mill has since been restored in the 1930’s and 1960’s. The mill and all of its surroundings were so beautiful. I loved all of the raw wood against the green foliage of the Smokies. The wood-constructed millrace where the water is carried to the mill was covered in moss and was quite lovely, too. A fun little stop! Read more about Mingus Mill here.