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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.
By David Seibert, June 29, 2002
1. Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker
Inscription. From the millís 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 nationís largest overshot waterwheels. Berryís 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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 19.454′ N, 85° 14.944′ W. Marker is in Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is on Water Wheel Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the water wheel at the Mountain Campus, Berry College, off US 27 north of Rome, Georgia. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Berry GA 30149, United States of America.
 
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 1834-1864
Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Berry College (approx. 4.3 miles away); Martha Berryís Birthplace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Original Cabin (approx. 5.1 miles away); Farmerís Bridge Armuchee Creek (approx. 5.4 miles away); Chieftains (approx. 5.6 miles away); Major Ridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); De Soto In Georgia (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .  Old Mill. From the Berry College Mountain Campus Virtual Tour. (Submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
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.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureEducation
 
Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker and the Mill image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
3. Berry Schools' Old Mill Marker and the Mill
Berry Schools' Old Mill image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 29, 2002
4. Berry Schools' Old Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,643 times since then and 47 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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