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Gilliam Mill

Page history last edited by Mark Chilton 15 years, 4 months ago

Upstream: No Name Mill 1


Gilliam Mill


This mill is stills tanding and open to the public. It is located at the NC 42 bridge over Big Pocket Creek in Lee County.


Herman Husband received several land grants from Lord Granville in this area in the 1750’s. Husband obtained two warrants on May 16, 1755 for 640 acres on the Deep “above the Targetts Rock opposite the place called the Pocket” and another 640 acres at “a noted place well known by the name of the Pocket.” This is presumably in the vicinity of Pocket Creek in modern Lee County.


Joseph Lea received a deed to land on Pocket Creek, including the mouth of the creek and some of the banks of the Deep from Jno Thompson (D/219). The deed does not mention a mill, but Chatham Ct Min for Aug 1792 refer to Joseph Lea receiving permission to build a mill on what was transcribed as fox(?)kill creek (presumably Pocket Creek).




Downstream: US 421 Bridge

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