Photo Friday – Clover Hill Mill

The Clover Hill Mill is a gristmill located in Blount County, Tennessee. Out of the hundreds of early-20th century mills once scattered across the mountains of East Tennessee, the Clover Hill Mill is one of the few still in operation, and the last such full service mill in Blount County. The mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

The Clover Hill Mill is a two-and-one-half story structure with a metal, gable roof, weatherboard siding, and a concrete foundation. A porch with square columns spans the front of the building. One-story wings are attached to the east and west ends of the structure, which were traditionally used as office space and storage space. The interior of the building retains much of the original mill machinery.

The mill’s outbuildings include a frame storage shed, built around 1960, and four metal grain silos, all built between 1969 and 1975. Due to their age, none of these structures are considered “contributing” structures on the National Register listing. The concrete foundation of the original mill’s overshot wheel is located behind the present structure.

External Link: Clover Hill Milling Company

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