Thursday, March 20, 2008
Shepard's Mill - Greensboro, Florida
Water-powered gristmills were once common fixtures of most Southern communities and a few can still be seen today. Ones that actually still operate as commercial entities, however, are extremely rare.
This photograph shows historic Shepard's Mill, located on Telogia Creek just outside of Greensboro, Florida (a few miles off Interstate 10, west of Tallahassee).
Built in 1875, the mill still operates as a commercial gristmill, grinding grits and corn meal for sale around the world through its internet store. Although it is not open to the public on most days, it can easily be seen from Florida Highway 12, which literally runs right past the mill doors.
To learn more about historic Shepard's Mill, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/shepardsmill.