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Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mingus Mill

An 1886 Turbine Mill

 
 
Mingus Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 19, 2011
1. Mingus Mill Marker
Inscription. For over fifty years the mill you are approaching ground corn into meal and wheat into flour for the mountain community near Mingus Creek. In place of wooden water wheel, a small steel turbine provided power to run the mill's stones and machinery. Rehabilitated by the National Park Service in 1968, the mill operates during the summer as an historical exhibit.
 
Location. 35° 31.21′ N, 83° 18.579′ W. Marker is in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 441 1.2 miles north of Blue Ridge Parkway, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cut and Run (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fish Tales (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. half a mile away); Mountain Farm Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Meathouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Apple House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Corn Cribs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
 
Also see . . .  Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Mill. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Submitted on June 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Mingus Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 19, 2011
2. Mingus Mill Marker
 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mingus Mill image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 19, 2011
3. Mingus Mill
Mingus Mill image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 19, 2011
4. Mingus Mill
Mingus Mill image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 19, 2011
5. Mingus Mill
Water Chute to Mingus Mill image. Click for full size.
By Frank Harder Sr., August 22, 2017
6. Water Chute to Mingus Mill
Mingus Mill Front Entrance with used Mill Stones displayed in front image. Click for full size.
By Frank Harder Sr., August 22, 2017
7. Mingus Mill Front Entrance with used Mill Stones displayed in front
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on September 23, 2017, by Frank Harder Sr. of Dumfries, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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