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Hurricane Mills in Humphreys County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hurricane Mills

 
 
Hurricane Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 4, 2022
1. Hurricane Mills Marker
Inscription.  George Hillman first operated a gristmill here in the 1870s, along with a general store and post office. In 1894 James T. Anderson bought the property and built the present-day mill and dam that generated the first electricity in Humphreys County, with a line running into Waverly. Flour milled here and finished wool produced here were sold across the South. A church and a school were also built. In 1966 Loretta and Mooney Lynn purchased Hurricane Mills and developed it into a popular attraction.
 
Erected 2022 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3E 34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 35° 58.27′ N, 87° 46.897′ W. Marker is in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, in Humphreys County. Marker is on Hurricane Mills Road south of Old Highway 13, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in front of the
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mill, now used as a gift shop in Loretta Lynn's Ranch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Hurricane Mills Rd, Hurricane Mills TN 37078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Hurricane Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Place of Loretta Lynn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hattie Wyatt Caraway (approx. 5˝ miles away); Captain William Robert Anderson (approx. 5˝ miles away); Fort Hill at Waverly (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fort Waverly (approx. 7.6 miles away); Welcome to Fort Waverly & The Humphreys County and Civil War Museum (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Butterfield House (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurricane Mills.
 
Also see . . .  Hurricane Mills Rural Historic District (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination for the roughly 300-acre district, which was listed in 1999. (National Archives) (Submitted on September 5, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Hurricane Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 4, 2022
2. Hurricane Mills Marker
The 1894 Anderson mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 4, 2022
3. The 1894 Anderson mill
As seen from across Hurricane Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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