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Ballenger Mill — Landrum, South Carolina


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Ballenger Mill

This charming mill in Landrum dates to the 1820s and was built by Lewis Dickey, who owned vast landholdings in the area that extended into North Carolina. Dickey was a plantation owner and also operated a sawmill and gristmill. Following the Civil War, the land was acquired by a family named Green. Dickey died in 1868, so it is likely that the transfer happened following Dickey’s death. The mill and surrounding property then became Green’s Mill.

Ballenger Mill in South Carolina

Nancy Garvin of Goose Creek, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

It wasn’t until nearly a century later, in 1960, that the mill was purchased by J.L. Ballenger and became known as Ballenger’s Mill. The property sits along the Middle Tyger River, which once powered the mill. Ballenger Mill is now part of Willow Creek Conservatory, a popular event site and wedding venue that includes a wedding chapel and other outbuildings. Today the bucolic property encompasses 47 acres.

Ballenger Mill Bridge

Tom Taylor of Greenville, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Ballenger Mill Wedding Chapel

Tom Taylor of Greenville, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Willow Creek Conservatory

Tom Taylor of Greenville, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Ballenger Mill in Landrum

Mark Elbrecht of Greenville, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Ballenger Mill

Mark Elbrecht of Greenville, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Ballenger Covered Bridge

Mark Elbrecht of Greenville, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Ballenger Mill Info


Address: 141 Old Ballenger Mill Road, Landrum, SC 29356
GPS Coordinates: 35.102923,-82.324143
Website: https://www.willowcreekplantation.com/

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3 Comments about Ballenger Mill

SC Picture Project says:
January 22nd, 2019 at 10:53 pm

We are not directly affiliated with the site but they can be reached with information from this link: https://www.willowcreekplantation.com/contact.

Joyce says:
January 22nd, 2019 at 10:56 am

Can a part of this be used for a small wedding?
If so, Who is the contact?

Selena says:
October 29th, 2016 at 12:53 am

Do you have weddings here? If so what is the charge?




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