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Baldwin County's Old Mills
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105th District. Champion Creek
King and Eli Champion, Lake Laurel mill pond is there now.

Buck Creek, 115th District
McGriff's Mill
Patrick McGriff of Washington County  was the owner in 1812. 260 acres land, sawmill, gristmill for sale  Sep. 1812. Source The Georgia Journal  11-4-1812 
Buffington's Mill
Samuel Buffington's mill was near Salem on Buck Creek. Source: Georgia Journal Mar 31, 1813, pg 4. 
Lamar's Mill
Thomas B. Lamar,  South, Near Napier's Ferry per 1869 county map. The estate was selling the land of Thomas B. Lamar in 1866. He had 2,500 acres, 300 of which were on the Oconee River. Inquires were to go to J. H. Nichols or William Ennis, on the property.  Macon Daily Telegraph 10-18-1866
Camp Creek, 322th District
Steven's Mill/Pearson Mill
Burned in 1863. William Stevens. 1891 ad for Stevens Pottery mentions grist mill  - this could be it.  Source:Augusta Chronicle, Jan 3, 1891
Eber Pearson. Mattie Pearson Richardson Restored and operated by Eber Pearson after 1910, sold in 1969. Source: Coopers Memoirs, Cullen Wood
Camp Creek, 321st District
Buckner/Freeney Mill
Owned by Tilmon Buckner and Gilah Freeney. near Garrison Rd. & Scottsboro. See details.  Source:Mark Byington
Rutherford's Mill
A brige was  built at  Rutherford's Old Mill on Camp Creek in 1828. Source The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 
Thomas' Mill
was near Oconee River. South of CSH. Millpond is on Laying Farm Rd. Sources:  1869 County Map; news article 1878
Candler's Creek, 115th District
Unknown on Candler Creek/Oconee River
Was on Right side of Oconee at junction of creek, off Kings Rd. On 1869 County Map

 
Fishing Creek, 319th District
Poole's Mill
Nicholas Poole was the owner in 1822. It was located in 1st District, Land Lot 119, near Clinton Rd. (22W) Land for sale 1822, Brown's Crossing Rd, north of Hwy 22W. Source: The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 
Howard's Mill
John Howard 500 acres with gristmill and gin.  4 miles from Milledgeville on Clinton Rd
The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 
Samuel McGehee 
Land for sale on Clinton Rd 1828 . Source" The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 

 
Little River, 318th District
Cottrell/Myrick's Mill
Owned by James L. Cottrell  and Goodwin Myrick. "Baldwin Co. Land for sale. Land and mills on Little River, formerly owned by James L. Cottrell. .9 miles above Milledgeville,on the road to Eatonton.. 181 acres. Will be shown and terms made known by applying to Goodwin Myrick Esq...or Maj. Samuel Cunningtham. signed Mary Ann Tucker. Georgia Journal 27 Feb. 1821. On 1869 Baldwin County Map as Mryick's Mill
Little River, 319th District
Napier Mill
Little River, 319th District, off Hwy 112. Part of Sherman's troops crossed here in Nov. 1864 appears to be not operating in 1908. 1869 Baldwin County Map. 1908 Baldwin County Map
Oconee River, Unknown District
Carter's Mill
Farish Carter, near Milledgeville 1824. 
The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 
Oconee River, 105th District
Holt's Mill
owner was Hines Holt; located at confluence of Oconee and Little River North Baldwin Co.
Source: J. C. Bonner's Milledgeville, Georgia's Antebellum Capital
Freeney's Mill
William B. Freeney, Elijah Freeney, Nancy Freeney Johnson, Leander Rainwater 1860
Land for sale in 1820, see details
Leander Rainwater was the  husband of Susan A.B. Freeny. Sources: The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994  Baldwin County Marriage Records, Mark Byington
Walker/Fraley Mill
Walker's Mill on 1869 county map. Located northeast side of Oconee River. Henry Fraley, north of Fraley's Ferry, working mill in 1890. appears to be same mill as Walker's Mill, 1908 county map. See Fraley Ferry/Mill
Oconee River, 115th District
Troutman's Mill
Owner John Troutman, was located on west bank, opposite town commons of Milledgeville. Source: J. C. Bonner's Milledgeville, Georgia's Antebellum Capital
Gamer's Mill
John Gamer owner, was 11 miles from Milledgeville, sale of plantation, mills and ferry 1816. Source: The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994
Holt's Mill
Thaddeus Holt, owner. Mill and ferry were south of Fort Fidius, 1823 Map of Georgia
Oconee River, 320 District, City of Milledgeville
Oconee Mill, Treanor's Mill
Peter J. Williams, Hugh D. Treanor owners. Act to build mill on the town commons at the first shoal on the Oconee River. established 1821-1823, still operating in early 1900s. Part of the brick work is visible from the Oconee River bridge. William H. Jewell, manager in 1910.
Source: CTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED AT MILLEDGEVILLE, AT AN ANNUAL SESSION, IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1821.  Atlanta Constitution June 7, 1903, 1910 Census
Potato Creek, 319th District
Bonner's Mill
Jeremiah Bonner, owner.  land for sale in 1809. adjoined Tinsley,
Smith and Panes, Source: The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 
Rocky Creek, 105th District
McGinty's Mill 
Robert McGinty Looking for miller in 1818. Source: The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 
Jones' Mill
Ambrose Jones had 40 acres for sale with gristmill 1822
The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 
Morris' Mill
William Morris miller in 1880, 1887
Source 1880 Federal Census,  Augusta Chronicle April 15, 1887 news article mentions Ranse Babb living near mill
Ellis' Mill
On 1980 Baldwin County Map
Spring Creek, 115th
Prosser's Mill
Thomas Prosser, owner. Burned in 1879.  News article 1879
Town Creek, 105th District
Harris/Devereaux
______Harris, on Town creek; thence up said creek, with the meanders thereof, to Harris's upper mills, on said creek; CTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED AT MILLEDGEVILLE, IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, MDCCCVII. 1807.
Act of Legislature 1807
Devereaux mill on 1869 Baldwin county map
Town Creek, 115th District
Sanford Mill/Holt's Mill/Allings (1869map)/O'Quinn's (1908 map)
Elam Sanford. E. T. Alling, was to be sold in 1877; 
Thaddeus Holt. "thence a straight line to Holt's mills, on Town creek";
200 acres land for sale, gristmill 1812
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED AT MILLEDGEVILLE, IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, MDCCCVII. 1807. The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 . 1869 County map
Lingo's Mill
Elisha (?)Lingo,  land for sale by Wilson Brown who lived near this mill in  1817
The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 
Minor's Mill
William Minor, owner.  Land for sale with gristmill 1826, Source The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 . Unknown? on 1869 county map
Ennis Mill
below Trice's tanyard. 1869 Baldwin County Map.
Unknown Mill
southeast of Sandtown, near Linton Rd. part of roading leading to it now called Grits Mill Rd.
Palmer's Mill
Dividing line between Baldwin and Hancock counties. W, S. and J. A. Palmer, owners in 1884. Mineral spring nearby.
Treanor's Mill
Corn and wheat mill, on Town Creek, 9 miles from Milledgeville on the Sandersville Rd. Saw mill wa also for sale. Hugh Treanor 1866. Federal Union
318 or 319  District
Grimsley's Mill
Richard Grimsley.  and for sale 101.5 Ac. western Baldwin in 1814
The Georgia Journal 1809-1829 Milledgeville, Georgia Newspaper by Fred and Emille K. Kartz (Vol I, II, III)  1992-1994 
Turkey Creek, 322 District
Weaver's Mill
Bob Weaver at Turkey Creek, Union Church Rd. Calvin Minter remembers going there when young.
Unknown Creek,  District
Harper's Mill
William Harper had ginhouse and gristmill here at Midway in 1873 which burned.  Macon Telegraph Dec. 2, 1873
105th District. Champion Creek
King and Eli Champion, Lake Laurel mill pond is there now.

List of Millers from Census Records:
1850
 Leonard Gandy 32 M  Miller 500 Georgia Salem District
1860
Charles S. Jones . 24 M  Miller  50 GA Salem District
Eli Champion 71 M  Miller  300 GA
Leander  Rainwater 35 M  Miller  Gumm District
Peter Hawkins   47 M  Miller 5,000 2,500 VA Milledgeville
Michael  Mahon  40 M  Miller  500 Ireland  Milledgeville
William Walker   35 M  Miller 2,000 500 GA Milledgeville
John Cook    54 M  Miller  50 GA   1  Milledgeville

1864 Militia Census
115th district
J. H. JOHNSON, 46 yrs, B. Washington Co., GA. Exemption: Miller 115th
B. G. RILEY,  32 yrs, Miller, b. Hancock Co., GA
322nd district
J.V. LIBBY, 46 yrs, Miller, b. England
E. W. MINTER, 36 yrs, Miller, b. Baldwin Co., GA

1880
Edmond P. Fold, Miller, 318th

1920
M. R. Lawrence, 318th district

Waterways in Baldwin County
Beaver Creek
Beaverdam Creek
Big Rocky Creek
Black Creek aka Big Black Creek
Buck Creek
Camp Creek
Cedar Creek
Champion Creek aka
 Deresows Creek
 Derisoes Creek
 Derisows Creek
 Derosos's Creek
 Derososs Creek
 Derossows Creek
 Dorosous Creek
Ferry Branch
Fishing Creek
Flatrock Branch
Gantry Creek
Gaylor Creek
Goss Creek
Gum Creek
Island Creek
Little Black Creek
Little Camp Creek
Little Fishing Creek
Little River
Little Rocky Creek
Moore Creek
Nancy Branch
Oconee River
Panther Creek
Poncahonto Creek aka Little Cedar Creek
Potato(e) Creek
Reedy Branch
Reedy Creek
Big Rocky Creek
Sand Creek
Tobler(s) Creek
Town Creek
Turkey Creek
Watson Creek
 
 

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