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Sciple’s Water Mill

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Sciple’s Water Mill

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525 Sciples Mill Rd, De Kalb, MS 39328-6955
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frankchiles@me.com wrote a review Sep 2019
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This was a unique experience. You don’t find many of these mills around. Sciple’s Water Mill was active and the owner was making corn mill and grits when we were the. It was an interest and informative trip to this water mill. Everyone, young and old, ought to take time to visit this truly historical place. We went around the world to get there and that was our fault. I would suggest getting a county map and go on a day when you have time to just step back in time. You will not regret it.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Mary C wrote a review Apr 2018
142 contributions21 helpful votes
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And not those store bought instant grits! On our way home from Memphis we were looking for a grist mill for some authentic grits. I want to let folks know this place is open for business and worth the detour because it is not on your way to anything! Since there was only one review in 2018 that was not very positive you might be hesitant to make the detour. The mill only operates on Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm, but guests are welcome during daylight hours. No worries, products are available. Take what you want and leave your money in the honor box. I got yellow and white grits (I like to mix mine - white for creamy and yellow for flavor and grit) along with cornmeal. Built in 1790 and operational since it was built except for three months in 1973-1974 after a tornado virtually destroyed the mill. Rebuilt on the original floor and foundation using as much lumber and materials that could be salvaged. Until 1950 the mill ginned cotton (25 to 30 bales a day) and sawed lumber at the rate of 10,000 board feet per day. The mill is powered by a Leffel Water Turbine Wheel that was installed in 1880. Before that a wood turbine was used. No entrance fee.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Tome wrote a review Mar 2018
Tupelo MS27 contributions17 helpful votes
Went there at the behest of a friend, the owner pulls dumb tricks to scare unsuspecting newbies. I glad they actually do something kinda meaningful, otherwise shut the place down
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Samuel S wrote a review Apr 2017
Fairview, Oklahoma36 contributions13 helpful votes
This is a fascinating old time water powered stone flour mill. A very rustic southern setting that takes you back in time. Southern singing on Saturday evening. It is not kept up to date and this adds charm to it. Their products can be bought on site, including wheat flour, grits, corn meal, etc.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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gaddys wrote a review Dec 2014
Northport, Alabama17 contributions11 helpful votes
Saw this place on MIKE ROWES DIRTY JOBS on TV.Turned out to be a great journey back in time. This MILL has been in operation since 1790 and you can purchase stone ground cornmeal and flour.
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Date of experience: November 2014
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