"Old Green Mill,  At Falls Of The Rough, Kentucky" by Melinda Stewart Page

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The old Green Mill, which was built in 1823, was operated by the Green Family for over 140 years. It was part of a 6,000 acre farm and timber complex that supported several family owned businesses. Farmers from surrounding counties would come to the town with grain for milling into flour and cornmeal. Willis Green, a War of 1812 veteran and oldest in his family, bought the land in 1821. Thereafter, beginning construction on the house, now the Green Farm Mansion.

Willis’ nephew Lafayette Green expanded the operation with the addition of a General Store and second sawmill. Lafayette married Eleanor Scott of Frankfort and together had four children: Willis, Preston, Robert and Jenny.

The third generation Willis Green oversaw the operation of the Green Family Farm until his death in the mid 1940’s. His sister Jennie, the last direct descendant, lived prominently until her passing in 1965.
Even though the old mill looks like it is about ready to fall, take heart, The restoration has just begun, so maybe it will be here in Ky. for many generations to come.

Kentucky, USA


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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, Melind .. I love the light!!!! Fabulous color!!!!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 5 years ago

    Oh my! Just fabulous. Fav!!

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Lovely capture !!! :D

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 5 years ago

    That is really a very beautiful image!

  • Ellen  Price - Greenwald
    Ellen Price -...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful scene..Excellent capture..Melinda :-)

  • photosan
    photosanabout 5 years ago

    Oh yes…this is a sweet shot…

  • Janone
    Janoneabout 5 years ago

    Hello Melinda.
    Thanks for you visit.
    This is a very good looking picture with a good note with it.
    Keep an eye on the oe in the sky, not easy but with a polar filter it can be done.
    Best regards,

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations !!!! Placed in the Top Ten !!!!
    The OLD GRIST MILLS Challenge

  • Firesands
    Firesandsalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful image and the historical information you’ve included really livens up the photo even more. I love it!

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

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