Oak Ridge in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Mill of Guilford
Original water-powered mill built on nearby Beaver Creek to grind grain for early settlers. Reportedly seized by British troops prior to Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Mill moved downstream to current location and first waterwheel added 1818. Current waterwheel added in 1950s. Among the oldest operating gristmills in the U.S.
Erected by Town of Oak Ridge.
Location. 36° 9.618′ N, 79° 58.689′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on State Highway 68, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1340 NC Hwy 68, Oak Ridge NC 27310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bailes Old Mill (a few steps from this marker); Oak Ridge Institute (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oak Ridge Public School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oakhurst (approx. 1.1 miles away); Charles Benbow House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jesse Benbow House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lindley Field (approx. 3.9 miles away); Railroad Street Mural (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
Also see . . . The Historic Old Mill of Guilford - 1764. (Submitted on August 14, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 192 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.