McCalla in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
John Wesley Hall Grist Mill & Cotton Gin
The John Wesley Hall Grist Mill & Cotton Gin operated on this site from 1867 to 1931, was successor to one of Alabama's earliest grist mills located a mile west on Mud Creek.
Burned during the Civil War, Hall's Mill was moved to this location to begin a new life during reconstruction.
Rebuilt in 1976-1977 as part of the Tannerhill Historical State Park development under a grant from the Linn Henley Charitable Trust.
Hall's Mill is an accurate copy of the old structure which did business here for 64 years.
Erected by Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 33° 15.465′ N, 87° 3.779′ W. Marker is in McCalla, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Tannehill Road 0.7 miles north of Confederate Parkway, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8001 Tannehill Rd, Mc Calla AL 35111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Tapawingo Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Williams House (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Farm Buildings (about 500 feet away); Eighth Iowa Cavalry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tannehill Furnaces (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fowler House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nail House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Blower House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCalla.
Also see . . . Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Park website homepage (Submitted on August 28, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.