Category Archives: Shoulderbone GA

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. A mill at this location 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.

I was thrilled to hear from Martha Harris, who writes: …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…

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Tenant House, Shoulderbone

Abandoned Tenant House Shoulderbone Community GA Hancock County Fallen Tree Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is located near historic Shoulderbone Creek.

Abandoned Tenant House Shoulderbone Community GA Hancock County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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