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Near Fort Lawn in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mill Complex

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
1. Mill Complex Marker
Inscription. Near its halfway point, the canal passed the mill complex built by William Richardson Davie around 1810. This mill sawed lumber and ground grain, both by use of water power. A waste weir at the entrance to the complex regulated the level of water in the canal. The weir, a stone wall with spillway at the highest safe water level, kept excess water in the complex from damaging the mill area. Under the weir can still be seen the outflow arch of a culvert which carried a small stream under the canal bed. The upstream arch has been destroyed by flooding. A basin at the front of the complex allowed boats to pull to the side to load lumber and meal. A flume directed water from the canal to operate the mill wheel, while the canal itself passed between a pair of retaining walls designed to protect the foundation of the mill from being damaged by the flowing water.
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Location. 34° 46.626′ N, 80° 52.704′ W. Marker is near Fort Lawn, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Park Drive near Landsford Road (South Carolina Highway 843), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Canal Trail of Landsford Canal State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lawn SC 29714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
2. Mill Complex
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Canal Bed ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Culvert ( approx. mile away); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Footbridge ( approx. 0.6 miles away); A Nest with a Bird's-Eye View ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Landsford Canal State Park Trails ( approx. one mile away); The Guardlock ( approx. one mile away); The Dam ( approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lawn.
 
Also see . . .  South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Mill Complex image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
3. Mill Complex
Mill Complex image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 22, 2008
4. Mill Complex
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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