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Near Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mrs. Beall's Mill

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
1. Mrs. Beall's Mill Marker
Inscription.  Allen A. Beall's death in 1861 left his wife, Caroline Davis Beall, with 7 minor children and a 1500-acre corn and cotton plantation. This remarkable woman completed construction of and began operating a grist mill at this site on Crooked Creek in 1862, serving the local community and the Confederate Army while also providing additional income for the family. The mill escaped destruction by Sherman's army in 1864 and continued to serve as an important gathering site for the East Putnam County community until its operation ceased in the early 1900s. Natural forces brought about its physical destruction.
 
Erected 1999 by Georgia Historical Society and the Eatonton-Putnam County Historical Society. (Marker Number 117-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 19.364′ N, 83° 16.489′ W. Marker is near Eatonton
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, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Oconee Springs Road SE 1.2 miles east of Pea Ridge Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1043 Oconee Springs Road, Eatonton GA 31024, 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. Hillsborough (approx. 1.6 miles away); Philadelphia United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Rockville School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Concord Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Turnwold Plantation (approx. 4 miles away); The Town Well Shelter (approx. 6.6 miles away); Branch Bank of the State of Georgia at Eatonton (approx. 6.6 miles away); Uncle Remus Museum (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eatonton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 4, 2020