Mill Ruins
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Dilday Mill Ruins
Located on the Turnback Creek, just off of Highway K is what remains of the old Dilday Mill. This site was the home of a mill from 1840 to about 1943. It was once the site for voting by residents of the South Township.

The original mill was built by Britton Finley but was burned to the ground during the Civil War. The new mill was constructed in 1867 by John B. Dilday.

Other mills in Dade County included the Comet, Gillispie, Greenfield, Hoyle, Hulston, Renfro, Seybert, Sons Creek and Speer Mills.

This page is under construction!!

The photo above was taken from a distance and enlarging has caused it to be a bit blurred.

The shelf above the stones is what is left of a poured cement slab. No doubt the cement is from a much later time than the mill. However, I believe these stone are apart of the structure or another that was on the site.

The rushing waters of Turnback Creek clearly show why it was an ideal place for a mill!