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Skeenah Creek Mill

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Skeenah Creek Mill - Suches, Georgia

Photos by Ben Prepelka
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   Located well off the beaten track amid the Chattahoochee National Forest, Skeenah Creek Mill Signpost - Suches, Georgia Skeenah Creek Trout - Suches, Georgia the old Skeenah Mill creates a great conversation piece for the Skeenah Creek Campground. The mill dates back to the mid 1800s when Rabun Woody and his family moved into Skeenah (Skeinah or Big Bear) Valley. Joining the Cherokee Indians, Rabun carved out his little settlement where Woody Branch meets Skeenah Creek.
   Today, the mill is showing signs of improvement. The mill wheel has been realigned and now puts on its best old mill appearance. Listed with the Historic Mills of America, the mill is located in Blue Ridge Mountain Country, along Georgia's Skeenah Creek Mill Machinery - Suches, Georgia Route 60 north of Suches. Primarily a farming community, the town still retains its unique name given by a Cherokee Indian chief.
     While vacationers enjoy the nostalgic setting at the old mill and peaceful sounds of water flowing over the mill dam, others head out to the area recreational sites in the mountains. Some, looking for excitement, take on the Etowah and Toccoa rivers and a whitewater experience, while others take a short hike to Desoto Falls, explore the Coosa Backcountry or spend a week long challenge on the Benton MacKaye Trail.

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