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Conestee Mill

Conestee Mill – Greenville, South Carolina


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As early as the 1790s, a mill was operating in the area along the Reedy River that would be later be called Conestee, the Cherokee word for “running waters.”

Conestee Mill Greenville County

William H. Myers III of Seneca, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Early mills included a gristmill and sawmill, then expanded to include a paper mill and textile mill by the 1850s. During the Civil War, material for Confederate Army uniforms was manufactured at Conestee.

Conestee Mill

Rhonda Eaton of Piedmont, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Today, the 400-acre area south of downtown Greenville is being persevered as the Lake Conestee Nature Park.

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Address: Spanco Drive, SC 29605

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3 Comments about Conestee Mill

Sylvia PitmanNo Gravatar says:
March 25th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Since Conestee is the Cherokee word for running waters, was this area a large Cherokee Community? I would like to learn more. Possibly, family members with Cherokee heritage was from that area. Hope the mill will be preserved and will offer tours.

HOMER WARDLAWNo Gravatar says:
February 2nd, 2014 at 2:58 pm

I would like to tour the mill again, it has been a long time since I worked there. Wyndotte closed operation in the early 70S, so I moved on, but I still live near the mill. MR H. BRAND owns the mill; we swap tokens of the mill we had, but still looking for more to make a set. I think there may be two different sets – one with a slice around it and one with dots around it: 5.00, 1.00, .50, .25 ,.10, .05 in each set. P.S. Still collecting the mill tokens. If anyone has information about mill tokens in our area, please let me know. Thanks, HOMER WARDLAW

Patty PilzNo Gravatar says:
January 18th, 2014 at 8:08 am

I wish we could preserve this historic mill, too. Tour through a mill to become educated on the historic value of the mill. What a beautiful piece of history just sitting there. I wish that piece of history could share, talk, and demonstrate what it was like when the mill was in operation.

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