Manuscript Collection

Catawba River Valley Gristmill Survey - Accession 1018 - M445 (496)

Title

Catawba River Valley Gristmill Survey - Accession 1018 - M445 (496)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1018 - M445 (496)

Inclusive Dates

2000

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 bound volume

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The Catawba River Valley Gristmill Survey consists of a well researched survey published by Legacy Research Associates, Inc. Durham, NC and submitted to The Catawba Regional Council of Governments: Rock Hill, SC, The Katawba Valley Land Trust: Lancaster County, SC, and The South Carolina Department of Archives and History: Columbia, SC with the principal writers being Deborah Joy, Linda France Stine, and John W. Clauser, Jr. There objectives were: "First to develop an historical context that could be useful in understanding the gristmill industry in the Carolina Piedmont region. The second objective was to survey eight gristmill sites. The final objective of the project was to integrate the results of background research and field reconnaissance in a professional archaeological report. Project sponsors also requested that information about other gristmills sites in [York, Lancaster, and Chester Counties] be included as a contributing element of the research."

The Survey traces the development of the South Carolina Piedmont milling industry, types of water-powered gristmills, the relationship of the natural environment of the Catawba River study area, historical and archaeological research methodology, results of historical and archaeological investigations, summary and recommendations.The selected gristmills in the Catawba River Study Area were: Garrison-Webb Mill, Steele Creek, York County; Springs-White Mill, Nation Ford, Catawba River, York County; Adam Ivy/Turkey Point Mill, Kings Bottom, Catawba River, Lancaster County; Cureton Mill, Mill Creek, Lancaster County; Foster Mill, Catawba River, Lancaster County; Gibson Mill, Catawba River, Lancaster County; Blair-Izard Mill, Catawba River, Lancaster County; Witherspoon Mill, Catawba River, Lancaster County;

Provenance

The Catawba River Valley Grist Mill Survey was given to the Archives by Paul Gettys, Catawba Regional Planning Council.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Catawba River Valley Gristmill Survey - Accession 1018 - M445 (496)

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