Millmore Mill, Circa 1800, Hancock County

Millmore Baxter Sparta Mill Shoulderbone Creek Hancock County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Located on historic Shoulderbone Creek at Georgia Highway 77, this landmark grist mill has had several names, including Baxter’s Mill, Sparta Mill, and Millmore Mill. It has served the community for over 200 years, though its early history is a bit unclear. The area was the site of an unofficial treaty between pioneer settlers and Creek Indians. It’s truly one of the most beautiful places in Georgia.

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8 responses to “Millmore Mill, Circa 1800, Hancock County

  1. Tommy Perkins

    I made a Polaroid photo of the mill a long time ago, around 1972 or 1973. It was painted black then and had a sign on the front “MILLMORE MILLING CO.” When was it painted the red color it now sports? Are there any photo’s, drawings or paintings of the early times? I painted it from the photo around 1980 or so.

  2. Please contact me for updates related to Millmore Mill. It is not for sale, I am the owner. The original turbines have been refurbished and rebuilt and additional equipment has been added to now generate hydroelectricity.

  3. Merilyn Kaufmann

    This was part of an orig. grant for service in Rev. War to Samuel Harris from a Maryland regiment. See Houses of Hancock 1785-1865, by John Rozier. Harris descendants still reside in suburban Atlanta, GA.

  4. This is Martha Harris, and I am a direct descendant and live one mile from “Harris’s Mill” up 77. My people built the current structure and owned it up until the 40’s, maybe, need to check my documents. Growing up as a child, we knew it as “Millmore Milling Company” owned by the Lovejoys…….it was operating during my childhood from the 50’s till mid 70’s, I think or 80’s. Some of my reference material says that the original mill by the Baxter’s burned, obviously and the current one is as was.

    • Thank you so much for sharing, Martha. I’ve been unable to find much about this historic place and your memories add a lot to what I’ve learned. Please share if you can recall when it was rebuilt. That would be an important addition to the historical knowledge.

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