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Fountain Inn in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stone's Mill / Jones’ Mill

 
 
Front - Stone's Mill image. Click for full size.
By Mitch Gambrell, August 17, 2008
1. Front - Stone's Mill
Inscription.
Stone's Mill:
The first grist mill on Big Durbin Creek was built about 1813 for John Bruce (d. 1818), a veteran of the American Revolution, who also ran a sawmill and woolen mill here. The present mill, built by slave labor before 1860, is made of heart pine, with a granite foundation. It was built for Jesse K. Stone (1825-1899), and the mill was known as Stone's Mill until his death.

Jones' Mill:
The mill complex was sold to R.B. Holland in 1899, then to the Jones family soon afterward. Walter T. Jones ground corn and wheat, ran a cotton gin, and operated a small grocery store here for many years. The grist mill, along with the shoals, rocks, and a nearby covered bridge, was a "favorite gathering place" in the vicinity until the mill shut down in the 1950s.
 
Erected 2005 by Oliver Thompson Chapter No. 1850, United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Marker Number 23-29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 34° 43.784′ N, 82° 12.02′ W. Marker is in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Jones Mill Road (County Road 191), on the right
Reverse - Jones' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mitch Gambrell, August 17, 2008
2. Reverse - Jones' Mill Marker
when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the bridge over Durbin Creek. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1345 Jones Mill Road, Fountain Inn SC 29644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Fountain Inn (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cannon Memorial Park Veterans Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fountain Inn Rosenwald School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fountain Inn High School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fountain Inn Veterans Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mrs. Emmie Fulmer (approx. 2.4 miles away); Snow Campaign Chapter Marker (approx. 2.4 miles away); Eve (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fountain Inn.
 
Regarding Stone's Mill / Jones' Mill. Portions of the old dam and other foundations can be seen from the marker, and from the bridge. On the west side of the bridge can be seen the remains of a small dam, and on the east side (same side as the marker) can be observed the remains of the old road bed and bridge supports.
 
Stone's Mill / Jones' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mitch Gambrell, August 17, 2008
3. Stone's Mill / Jones' Mill Marker
Marker located at the bridge over Durbin Creek - view traveling North from Fountain Inn, SC.
Stone's Mill / Jones' Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 17, 2009
4. Stone's Mill / Jones' Mill Marker
Stone's Mill / Jones' Mill image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 17, 2009
5. Stone's Mill / Jones' Mill
Visible looking east from the bridge.
Stone's Mill / Jones' Mill circa 1920 image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
6. Stone's Mill / Jones' Mill circa 1920
This as a photo taken of the Old Jones Mill around 1920 with mule driven wagons drawn up.
Remains of small dam. image. Click for full size.
By Mitch Gambrell, August 17, 2008
7. Remains of small dam.
Remains of old road bed and support for bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mitch Gambrell, August 17, 2008
8. Remains of old road bed and support for bridge.
Bridge Support and Remains of Old Roadway image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 17, 2009
9. Bridge Support and Remains of Old Roadway
Closer view of the old bridge support. image. Click for full size.
By Mitch Gambrell, August 17, 2008
10. Closer view of the old bridge support.
Bridge Support and Big Durbin Creek image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 17, 2009
11. Bridge Support and Big Durbin Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,224 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   4. submitted on November 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on May 22, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Barry Bruce Lyda II of Simpsonville, United States.   7, 8. submitted on August 17, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   9. submitted on May 22, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   10. submitted on August 17, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   11. submitted on May 22, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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