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Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Berry Schools' Old Mill

 
 
Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 29, 2002
1. Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker
Inscription.  

From the mill’s construction in 1930, students under the supervision of a miller used the Old Mill to produce corn meal and food stuffs for the Berry Schools. The Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company donated the iron hub, while students built the water wheel. At 42 feet in diameter, this is one of the nation’s largest overshot waterwheels. Berry’s reservoir lake supplies water to the wheel. Gravity pushes water up the stone column and over the wheel, turning it. The Old Mill has been preserved as a testament to the practical training Martha Berry incorporated into her schools.
 
Erected 2002 by Georgia Historical Society and Berry College. (Marker Number 57-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 34° 19.454′ N, 85° 14.944′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is on Water Wheel Road, on
Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
2. Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker
The road leads from the Old Mill (on the Mountain Campus) back to the Main Campus.
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the right when traveling north. Marker is at the water wheel at the Mountain Campus, Berry College, off US 27 north of Rome, Georgia. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Berry GA 30149, 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. General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom (approx. 4.2 miles away); Berry College (approx. 4.3 miles away); Martha Berry’s Birthplace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Original Cabin (approx. 5.1 miles away); Farmer’s Bridge Armuchee Creek (approx. 5.4 miles away); Chieftains (approx. 5.6 miles away); Major Ridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); Cotton Gin (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Former Operator of Berry School's Old Mill
My Grandfather, Greenberry Goodson, operated the grist mill at Berry College when it was actually used to grind meal and flour for use at the college. He passed away in 1940.
    — Submitted February 10, 2009, by Agnes Crawford Conway of Rock Hill, South Carolina.
 
Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker and the Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
3. Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker and the Mill
Berry Schools' Old Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 29, 2002
4. Berry Schools' Old Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,916 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on July 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 25, 2022