“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Jeffersonville in Twiggs County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Myricks Mill

Myricks Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 21, 2008
1. Myricks Mill Marker
Inscription. This old mill has been in operation in the same building for at least 150 years. In 1825 on his visit to Georgia, Marquis de LaFayette stopped here and found this mill grinding corn and making unbolted flour. As soon as he reached a city market, he sent back a piece of silk so the mill could bolt its flour and provide the people of this section with better food. The Generalís thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated by the early setters.

For a number of recent years this mill has been used only for grinding corn.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 143-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 47.69′ N, 83° 22.35′ W. Marker is near Jeffersonville, Georgia, in Twiggs County. Marker is on Myricks Mill Road 0.2 miles south of Hammock Road/Fountain Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located at Liberty Hill Church. Marker is in this post office area: Jeffersonville GA 31044, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ramah Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Evacuation of Gordon (approx. 6.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 6.3 miles away); He Wouldn't Run (approx. 6.3 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville: (approx. 7.2 miles away); Rev. Vincent A. Tharp Home (1809) (approx. 7.3 miles away); Stone Creek Baptist Church - 1808 (approx. 7.3 miles away).
Regarding Myricks Mill. The old mill no longer stands, although some of the large timbers from its foundation are still visible at the mill pond.
Categories. AgricultureAntebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,180 times since then and 65 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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