Alcovy River Gristmill
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member maritimedriver
N 33° 57.740 W 083° 55.626
17S E 229524 N 3761841
Quick Description: Constructed in 1868 Alcovy River Gristmill is currently under renovation and the 12 acre Gwinnett County park will open for public use in 2008.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2005 11:39:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM4DW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member 1701eh
Views: 91

Long Description:
Constructed in 1868 Alcovy River Gristmill is currently under renovation and the 12 acre Gwinnett County park open for public use in 2008. The park will be located at 1401 Alcovy River Rd, Dacula, GA. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, and maybe known locally as Swann's or Freeman's Mill. Originally, the mill was built by a Loveless family, on land they farmed east of Lawrenceville.

In 1880, the manufacturing census found that it produced corn meal and flour, amounting to 54,000 pounds of feed annually. Its 36" corn stones, weighed in at about 1,000 pounds each.

The mill was last operated by Darrell Tuck in 1986. Mr. Tuck, who still lives near the mill on Alcovy Mill Road, helped to refurbish much of the mill. He changed its overshot waterwheel into a breast wheel, that is, water entering the wheel middle way.

Current Status: Still In Use

Current Use: Future Park Site

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