Hagood Mill

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Hagood Mill
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Hagood Mill is located in South Carolina
Hagood Mill
Location 138 Hagood Mill Road
Nearest city Pickens, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°55′37″N 82°43′20″W / 34.92694°N 82.72222°W / 34.92694; -82.72222Coordinates: 34°55′37″N 82°43′20″W / 34.92694°N 82.72222°W / 34.92694; -82.72222
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built 1826
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 72001217[1]
Added to NRHP December 11, 1972

Hagood Mill is a water-powered gristmill built by James E. Hagood in 1826 near Pickens, South Carolina[2][3] it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


The mill was constructed in 1826 by James Hagood. In remained in the family until it was transferred to the Pickens County Museum Commission in 1971.[2] The mill operated until the 1960s. In the 1970s, restoration of the mill began. Operation of the mill was restarted in 1996. The mill is now the centerpiece of the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center. It is open on the third Saturday of the month.[4]


The mill is an unpainted, two-story building with clapboard siding. It was constructed of hand-hewn logs.[3] It has a 20 feet (6.1 m) overshot wooden water wheel that powers the mill.[4]

There are non-contributing buildings on the site. A visitor's center was built. Two log cabins were relocated to the mill site. There are displays of blacksmithing, a "moonshine" still, and a cotton gin. An old 64 feet (20 m) steel bridge was rebuilt across the creek. Indian petroglyphs have been discovered on a rock at the site.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Badders, Hurley E.; Nancy R. Ruhr (September 5, 1975). "Hagood Mill" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Hagood Mill, Pickens County (U.S. Hwy. 178, Pickens vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Hagood Mill News". Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center. Pickens County Museum Commission. Retrieved 15 October 2012.