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This wiki is dedicated to documenting the locations and histories of the old hydro-powered mills in the Haw River Watershed in North Carolina. While some of the old mills are still in use today or were in use only a few years ago, others have been abandoned for 50 or 100 years. The locations of these old mills are interpretted from old maps of the North Carolina Piedmont as well as historical maps that were produced in the modern era.

 

I have done some significant work in identifying the individual locations by visiting many of these sites, but the contributions of others would be greatly appreciated. You can submit information to add to the wiki by emailing me. If you would like to become a regular contributor to the wiki, please email me and I will send you a password that will allow you to edit. My email is Mark_Chilton@Hotmail.com

 

At right you will find a list of all of the mills I have identified. If you click on one to look at more details, you will be able to navigate between and among the different mills by following the dendritic network of the creeks and rivers upon which the various mills stand or stood.

 

You can start at the Bland Mill at the mouth of the Haw, or you can use the SideBar at right to jump right to the spot you are looking for.

 

Comments (1)

Bebe Johns Fox said

at 11:24 am on Nov 17, 2009

I can add to your knowledge regarding my g g grandfather, W.F. Strowd, who had a saw mill on Bolin Creek . His nickname was Buck...Buck never ran the saw mill himself. He was b. in Orange but lived in Chatham, then they moved in with R.L. on Strowd Hill ca 1900He was a US Congressman, who had purchased 1,200 acres, which became known as STROWD HILL, and gave it to his son, R.L. Strowd, merchant and V.P. of Bank of Chapel Hill...my hometown. I don't think this mill was ever Castleberry mill as W.F.purchased this property from as I recall, a Hargraves, who had purchased it from Hardy Morgan. Strowd's wf. was a descendant of the Booth, Barbee, and Stone families just over the line into Chatham Co. I recall that one of these lines intermarried with Castleberries...sooo, maybe the mill you are looking for was actually in Chatham, erected from Orange in 1771

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