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Boonville Flour & Feed
Yadkin Co. | North Carolina | USA | 1880,1898, or possibly 1850
Township: Yadkin Twp. | Watersource: Steam power in 1880's, diesel in 1920's, then elec



Boonville Flour & Feed
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/23/2008

Business as usual at Boonville Flour & Feed. At first only flour and corn meal products were produced; but in the early 1940's, a feed mill section was added.

Boonville Flour & Feed
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/23/2008

A view of the main mill structure, built in 1898, from the rear and side. A board in the mill indicates the mill was finished on July 21st, 1898 by R.R. Och & Winegar. A local person thought the mill dated from mid-1850's.

Boonville Flour & Feed
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/23/2008

The mill from the opposite side. Sammie Phillips purchased the mill in 1979; and in 2008, Sammie still works at the mill that is now owned by his son, Eugene. Whether the mill was built in 1850 or 1898, it is over 100 years old and still doing a strong business.

Boonville Flour & Feed
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/23/2008

Some corn meal mills grinding corn kernels into either cracked corn or corn meal. The mill was actually built in 1880 by the town's mayor.

Boonville Flour & Feed
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/23/2008

Flour roller mills processing wheat into flour. Wheat flour, corn meal, and grits are stiil ground at the mill, which also does a good business in livestock feeds.

Boonville Flour & Feed
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/23/2008

A flour sifter at Boonville Flour & Feed to glean out the larger particles of flour. The coarser flour particle can be re-introduced into the roller mill for another round of processing to get a finer product.

Boonville Flour & Feed
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/23/2008

The finished product; "Our Best" bleached, self-rising flour.

Boonville Flour & Feed
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 09/23/2008

An old storefront building along the highway, part of the mill complex, probably was and maybe still is a retail store for milled products. Perhaps also used for short-term storage of flour.

Boonville Flour & Feed
Picture: Robert t. Kinsey 09/23/2008

Salt blocks and other comodities, perhaps cane bottom chairs are sold at the mill.

"The Lord God has told us what is right and what he demands: 'See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey your God'."
(Micah 6:8 CEV)
Directions: From I-77, take exit 82 and go east on Sh 67 about 7 miles to the town of Boonville. At the junction of Sh 67 and US 601 go south on US 601 a very short distance to the mill on the east side of the road, across from the post office.
 
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