Sixies Mill by Janie Oliver
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Three miles west of Holley Springs Georgia

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Sixes Mill is the site of one of the earliest settlements in north Georgia. The mill that stands today was rebuilt between 1878 and 1880. Perhaps as early as 1819 a group of white gold miners lived on or near the site of Sixes Mill. Although no mention exists that they were mining gold, it is very likely that they were. This was at the southern end of the gold belt that runs through Dukes Creek In 1830 federal troops reported an established community of settlers. It is possible that a mill existed on this site at this time.

After the gold land lottery (1832-33) a mill was constructed to serve the needs of the local farmers. The mill survived the Civil War, and in 1878 the Marietta and North Georgia Railroad began to build a railroad through the county from Knoxville to Marietta. It was during this time that the mill was almost entirely reconstructed, including the addition of the iron mill wheel.

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Comments

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 5 years ago

    WOW! Lovely shot Janie. Gorgeous colours, and comp.

  • Thanks for your comment.

    – Janie Oliver

  • Evita
    Evitaover 5 years ago

    ♥ Excellent capture !! :D ♥

  • Thanks so much for your comment.

    – Janie Oliver

  • Davies
    Daviesover 5 years ago

    Outstanding and gorgeous capture Janie.

  • Thanks for your comment.

    – Janie Oliver

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture, looks like a painting!

  • Thanks so much for your comment.

    – Janie Oliver

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

  • Thanks so much for your comment.

    – Janie Oliver

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 5 years ago

    This is beautiful

  • Thanks for your comment.

    – Janie Oliver

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Love it!! Fabulous capture and colors!!!

  • Thanks so much Cheryl.

    – Janie Oliver

  • Digidi
    Digidiover 5 years ago

    looks beautiful georgia mus tbe lovely

  • Thanks for your comment.

    – Janie Oliver

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaover 5 years ago

    Isn’t that just darling ! ,so dreamy ,what a picturesque place !

  • Thanks so much for your comment on the mill.

    – Janie Oliver

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