Swansea Historic Mill – Swansea, South Carolina


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This is an old grist mill still standing today near the town of Swansea in Lexington County.

John Joseph Howell © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

John Joseph Howell, who penned a memoir about his childhood in Swansea for SCIWAY, submitted this photo.

John writes: “This mill was built by my great grandfather Macon Huckabee sometime around 1867. This was the year he moved onto this property. The mill pond is over 65 acres and the house and outbuildings are still standing today. Until recently, descendants lived at this old home place. Pictured in the buggy is a drummer (salesman).”

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Address: Pine Plain Road, Swansea, SC 29160

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3 Comments about Swansea Historic Mill

John HowellNo Gravatar says:
September 16th, 2011 at 7:34 am

Janet: This old mill near Swansea in Lexington County is on Pine Plain Road, between Swansea and Gaston. It is known as the Huckabee / Hallman Mill. You may email me at: jjhowell41@aol.com

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
August 9th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Hi Janet!

According to John Howell’s memoirs – which you can find here: http://www.sciway.net/hist/swansea-sc-memories.html , he says it was on Scouter Creek in the Edmonds area of Lexington County. That is so interesting about finding the 2 grind wheels. You may be able to find some history about your family here: http://www.scgen.org/

Good luck and thank you for your comments!

JanetNo Gravatar says:
August 9th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Were is the mill located? I live in Swansea and have been told that our property lies atop an “old grist mill”. Until now I have pronounced “grits mill”! How would I go about finding the history of our land? Some years ago my father uncovered 2 grind wheels and a massive stove he located several feet underground. I look forward to hearing back from you! Thanks Janet Siddons and family.






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