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Near Senoia in Fayette County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Starr's Mill

 
 
Starr's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2004
1. Starr's Mill Marker
Inscription. The property that became Starr’s Mill was owned by Hananiah Gilcoat who built the first mill here before his death in 1825. This site, on Whitewater Creek, was less than a mile from the boundary between Creek Indian lands and the State of Georgia. Hilliard Starr, who owned the mill from 1866 until 1879, gave the site its current name. After the first two log structures burned, William T. Glower built the current building in 1907. This mill operated until 1959, using a water-powered turbine, instead of a wheel, to grind corn and operate a sawmill. The Starr’s Mill site also included a cotton gin and a dynamo that produced electricity for nearby Senoia.
 
Erected 2004 by Georgia Historical Society, the Fayette Heritage Project, and the Fayette County Historical Society. (Marker Number 56-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 19.712′ N, 84° 30.493′ W. Marker is near Senoia, Georgia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 85 and Georgia Route 74, on the right when traveling west on State Route 85. Touch for map. Marker is located off Ga Highway 85, at the south end of the dam, across
Starr's Mill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2004
2. Starr's Mill and Marker
the millpond from the mill. Marker is in this post office area: Senoia GA 30276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); James B. "Jimmy" Hutchinson, Jr. (approx. 3.2 miles away); Skirmish at Shakerag (approx. 6.6 miles away); Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Governor Hugh M. Dorsey (approx. 8.7 miles away); World’s Longest Courthouse Bench (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House (approx. 8.8 miles away); In Memory of the Confederate Heroes (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
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Starr's Mill image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2004
3. Starr's Mill
Starr's Mill and Dam image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 28, 2005
4. Starr's Mill and Dam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,645 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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