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Rex Mill
Clayton Co. | Georgia | USA | 1830
Township: n/a | Watersource: Big Cotton Indian Creek.


Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

Although the mill has not functioned for decades, many long term residents of the area still remember it being in operation.

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

In the early 1930's, farmers used to bring their grain by horse-pulled carriages to be processed at the mill.

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

It sits along the banks of the Big Cotton Indian Creek in Clayton County in the little community of Rex.

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

One of several outlets in the dams face, for the discharge of water through the dam.GPS: 33' 35.59'N, 84' 16.12'W 784'/239 meters Jonesboro Quadrangle

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

It was built in 1830 by I.L. Hollingsworth, and named after his dog, Rex.

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

The words imprinted on the mill front in 2008, when Google Street Maps photographed the area read, Lone Star Feed and Grain.

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

The heron managed to get on quite a few photos taken by Mr. Bannister while phtographing the mill. It was on the dam wall near the former sluice, but was chased off by a tabby cat.

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

The town of Rex was later named after the mill. The mill hasn't been operational for several decades. According to a local man I spoke to when taking these photos, the current owner has plans to restore the mill, but he said it would take a lot of money.

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

The man said it was built in 1837, but in its listing on the National Register of Historic Places website, (http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/GA/Clayton/state.html), its period of significance is 1826-1949, so that would indicate that it was built in 1826 or earlier. The main loading/unloading dock of the mill.

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

Also a drive in access to the mill on the east side, just off Rex Road.

Rex Mill
Picture: Kevin Bannister 03/14/2012

Notice the great blue heron and the black muskovie duck in the creek. All above images copyright 2012 Kevin Bannister; "All rights reserved".

Pass me not, O gentle Savior; Hear my humble cry; While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by. "Pass Me Not" by Fanny J. Crosby 1820-1915
(From the Nazarene hymnal - Sing to the Lord)
Directions: On Rex Road, between Homestead Road and Park Road along Big Cotton Indian Creek in the community of Rex, Ga. About a mile east of I-675/Sr 413.


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