Ogeechee River Mill, 1932, Hancock County

Ogeechee River Mill Since 1847 Hancock County GA Historic Landmark Operational Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

A big fan of Jack Leigh’s work, I was amazed to find this water-powered mill still operational and virtually unchanged in appearance from the time he photographed it in the mid-1980s for his iconic The Ogeechee: A River and Its People (UGA Press, Athens, 1986). The original mill was built in 1872; it was relocated and built on this site across the river after flooding in 1932. It is still operational but open only once or twice a month, I believe.

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