Scenic USA - Georgia
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|Photo by Ben Prepelka|
During the mid 19th century, hundreds of mills across eastern United States took advantage of an endless supply of water power. There was no exception in central Georgia. In 1825 Hananiah Gilcoat built the first grist mill along Whitewater Creek. The Gilcoat land bordered on a new frontier, adjacent Creek Indian territory. The mill property continued to change owners over a short period of time, until Hilliard Starr took over the property in 1866. The Starr name has endured at the mill and the community, and today the mill is recognized as a significant Fayette County historic site.
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