Historic Murray's Mill, Catawba

Murray's Mill Historic District is a national historic district located near Catawba, Catawba County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 20+ contributing buildings near the rural Town of Catawba. It contains the mill buildings, four residences and complementing structures associated with the milling operations and the Murray family. They were built between the 1880s and mid-20th century. Notable buildings include the large two-story frame mill (1912-1913), store building (1890s, 1930s), wheathouse (1880s), John L. Murray House (1913), a large gable roof frame barn (1930s), Lloyd Murray House (1935), and William Murray House (1880s).
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
The Catawba County Historical Association owns Murray's Mill and the other buildings and operates them as a museum that is open weekends mid-march through November and Thursday and Friday June through September. Visitors can see the mill's grindstones and milling equipment. The 1913 John Murray House has been restored and furnished with period artifacts, and the 1880s wheathouse is used as an exhibit gallery. The general store is the museum's gift shop.
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  • Friendly staff. Interesting piece of local history. I enjoyed the old pictures and seeing all of the intricate moving parts of the mill.  more »
  • We took our dog out on a warm and beautiful October day and walked all the way around the pond. When you get to the road at the far end, just follow it across the bridge and look to pick up the...  more »
  • Great place for a little outing. Beautiful scenery and lots to explore. So close to home I can’t believe I’ve never been before. Would be really cool to visit in the Fall. Saw some people on the walking trails with dogs and it would be a good place to pack a lunch and visit as well. Can’t wait to go back again and explore!
  • It's a beautiful and fun place to bring kids. There's the creek, the old general store, and the mill itself. Also, there's a cross country loop for joggers, walkers, and photographers. The Murray's Mill festival is in September too! I absolutely LOVE this place!

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