Dellinger's Grist Mill, Bakersville

Dellinger Mill is a historic grist mill located near Hawk, Mitchell County, North Carolina. It was built about 1901-1903, and is a small unpainted rectangular frame building. It measures 18 feet by 14 feet, 6 inches, and is sheathed in chestnut boards and weatherboard. It has a 23 feet in diameter water wheel that was rebuilt in the 1940s. Other contributing resources are an apple house (c. 1901-1903) and the mill site. The mill operated until 1955 and was restored after 1997. It is the last water powered/stone ground grist mill of its kind left in the state of North Carolina.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
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  • An authentic working grist mill lovingly restored by a family member Jack Dellinger. Lovely setting next to Cane Creek. Open to the public but not every day. Hours posted on a sign in Bakersvillle...  more »
  • We went to Dellinger's Mill and ended up being there for hours. I could sit there all day and listen to Mr. Dellinger's stories. He was a wealth of knowledge and his love for this mill shows in...  more »
  • Beautiful and historic mill! Jack Dellinger gave us detailed history of the mill and his very interesting life. He is the fourth generation Dellinger to operate the mill. Looking forward to another trip there with other family members.
  • Jack Dellinger was a wonderful host and the property is magnificent! His stories were a treat. Hard to imagine the mill has been in operation for 160 years!

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