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WELCOME TO THE FRANCIS MILL PRESERVATION SOCIETY'S WEB SITE.



Located just outside Waynesville, North Carolina, the Francis Mill is a 19th century grist mill built to grind corn and wheat.
It operated until 1976, and then began to fall into disrepair. The society was formed to restore the mill.
Please feel free to explore our site.


(The mill is approximately 2.4 miles from Main Street, Waynesville on Highway 276 SOUTH. GPS coordinates are 35 degrees 28-48N, 82 degrees 57-45 W. The elevation is about 2739 ft.)
If you are interested in assisting with the preservation of the Francis Mill, you may obtain membership information or send donations (all donations are tax deductible) to: The Francis Mill Preservation Society, 14 Hugh Massie Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786, or contact Mrs. Tanna Timbes at 828-456-6307 or email at: tanna@francismill.org.




We are excited to report that the Francis Grist Mill has been entered in THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES!!

Many thanks to those who have helped with all aspects of the mill's restoration and Bethel Rural Community Organization for their help!

Here is a link to the National Register of Historic Places in regards to Francis Mill: Click here.

Here is another interesting link: Click here for some great Flikr photos from The National Register.


The 9th Annual Music at The Mill will be held September 13, 2014. Watch this page for updates.


EDUCATION DAYS AT THE MILL.

click here for details and photos


CLICK HERE FOR CORNBREAD AND GRITS RECIPES

Click here to see a video of Francis Mill:

ABOUT THE SOCIETY:

HISTORY OF THE MILL (includes annual newsletters):

NEWS AND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

HISTORICAL AND SCENIC PHOTOS: (may take some time to load.)

WORKSHOP PHOTOS: (a photo history of the restoration. Image heavy...may take time to load.)

LINKS OF INTEREST:



FMPS would like to give a special thanks to the Mast General Store for their generous corporate sponsorship...click here or the Mast logo to visit the Waynesville store.

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