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“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.
Photographed 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 General’s 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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 32° 47.69′ N, 83° 22.35′ W. Marker is near Jeffersonville, Georgia, in Twiggs County. Marker is on
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Myricks Mill Road, 0.2 miles south of Hammock Road/Fountain Road, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located at Liberty Hill Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jeffersonville GA 31044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ramah Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Evacuation of Gordon (approx. 6.4 miles away); In Memory of J. Rufus Kelly (approx. 6.4 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 6.4 miles away); Gordon Depot-Museum (approx. 6.4 miles away); He Wouldn't Run (approx. 6.4 miles away); Gordon (approx. 6.4 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.

Unbolted flour is ground wheat that has not been sifted through a bolter. A bolter is cloth or other screen in a frame that is used after grinding to separate out the white flour from the coarse whole wheat.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,761 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 7, 2023