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biggest mill in the smokies

Photos by Kristen Bach

On our way home from a recent trip to the Smokies we took 441 South all of the way home to Athens. We stopped by Mingus Mill on our way through and took a little walk around. Mingus Mill was the largest mill in the Smokies and milled grain for 200 families. You could get corn ground on the spot, but you would have to wait for wheat flour to get ground. Mingus Mill still functions, and they process cornmeal and whole wheat flour for visitors to see and purchase. 
The mill’s mechanics were constructed almost entirely from wood and metal and then powered by water that was guided to the mill from a nearby river. Overall it was pretty fascinating to see.
Take a peek at our post on Wednesday where we will show some views and tell a little more about this lovely rustic mill.

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