Post by Diane Merkel on Jan 12, 2016 16:44:01 GMT -5
A gentleman wrote to inquire about the old mill that once stood near Eight Mile Creek. His great grandfather was Charles Berryman McNeill who, with his brother Henry Arnold McNeill, raised cattle and planted pine on the property the mill was on. Their father apparently purchased the land from the operators of the mill after it ceased production.
The family is currently working on restoring the property to a natural fire-dependent pine ecosystem and would like to know the land's history. If you have any information on the old mill, or the McNeill family in general, please post it here.
Diane Merkel Museum Archivist Walton County Heritage Association, Inc. WaltonCountyHeritage@cox.net