Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In the 21st century, Freeman's Mill Park offers Gwinnett County residents a sense of its agricultural past. Grist milling was an important part of farming life in Gwinnett County. In 1840, the county had 33 gristmills. In 1880, there were 30. Once a common site on Georgia's Piedmont rivers, mills such as the Freeman's Mill are rapidly disappearing.
The historical significance of this well-preserved mill property was recognized in 1998 when the mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2002, the mill property was acquired by Gwinnett County with funding available from the Georgia Greenspace Program. Gwinnett County recognizes the historical significance of this landmark, the only surviving water-powered gristmill
In 2009, the mill was raised 5 feet in place to raise it above the 100-year flood elevation. The mill building will be renovated and preserved in the future to allow tours of the interior.
Alcovy Road Bridge, Mill, 1971
Customers at Freeman’s Mill, 1912
Lewis Swann’s concrete waterfall, 1967
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 33° 57.755′ N, 83° 55.572′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is on Alcovy Road SE west of Sweet Pond Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is at the far western end of the parking lot for the Freeman's Mill recreation area at this location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404-1458 Alcovy Rd SE, Lawrenceville GA 30045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Dr. William Hinton House (approx. 3 miles away); The Home of Major William E. Simmons (approx. 3.6 miles away); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (approx. 3.6 miles away); Button Gwinnett (approx. 3.6 miles away); Birthplace of Bill Arp Gwinnett County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Confederate Veterans of Gwinnett County, Georgia (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceville.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3. submitted on February 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4, 5. submitted on February 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.