The historic mill was originally built on the banks of the Six and Twenty Creek in 1784 by Mr. Isaac Timms. Through successive generations it was moved to two more locations along the creek and is now standing on the site established in 1898. The mill was in continuous use until 1960, and now since the renovation the 14 foot waterwheel is once again turning to power the original stones in the mill.
In 2001, David and Lisa Wortham bought a run-down gristmill with some property. They decided to restore the mill rather than tear it down, and the restoration was completed in 2004. Since then, we have been grinding fresh grits and cornmeal for local restaurants and produce stands; or, if you’d prefer, get your grits hot off the mill on most Wednesdays and Saturdays.