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Swansea Historic Mill — Swansea, South Carolina

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Swansea Historic Mill

This is an old grist mill still standing today near the town of Swansea in Lexington County. John Joseph Howell submitted this photo and writes: “This mill was built by my great grandfather Macon Huckabee sometime around 1867. This was the year he moved onto this property. The mill pond is over 65 acres and the house and outbuildings are still standing today. Until recently, descendants lived at this old home place. The man in the buggy is a drummer (salesman). The other man in jacket is Darling Huckabee who inherited the property after his father Macon Huckabee died.”

Huckabee Mill

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Swansea Historic Mill Info

Address: Pine Plain Road, Swansea, SC 29160
GPS Coordinates: 33.793405,-81.047191

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7 Comments about Swansea Historic Mill

John Howell says:
January 11th, 2019 at 7:45 pm

The address of the mil and homeplace was on Pine Plain Rd. in Swansea (halfway between Swansea & Gaston) Macon’s first home and mill were on Scouter Creek near Edmonds with his first wife my gg grandmother Lavinia Sccot. Lavinia never lived in the Pine Plain Rd. home.

SC Picture Project says:
December 16th, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Thank you for the update, John! We have that information corrected. Do you happen to have any more photos of this place? If so, we would love to see them! Our email address is share@scpictureproject.org.

John Howell says:
December 15th, 2018 at 9:12 pm

The man in the buggy is a drummer (salesman) The other man in jacket is Darling Huckabee who inherited the property after his father Macon Huckabee died.

Ariel Shealy says:
April 3rd, 2017 at 11:27 am

Hi, i’m doing a project on the history of Swansea for my school and I found this website. Do you know anything else about the history of Swansea? It would be great to know more information. Thanks!

John Howell says:
September 16th, 2011 at 7:34 am

Janet: This old mill near Swansea in Lexington County is on Pine Plain Road, between Swansea and Gaston. It is known as the Huckabee / Hallman Mill. You may email me at: jjhowell41@aol.com

SCIWAY says:
August 9th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Hi Janet!

According to John Howell’s memoirs – which you can find here: https://www.sciway.net/hist/swansea-sc-memories.html , he says it was on Scouter Creek in the Edmonds area of Lexington County. That is so interesting about finding the 2 grind wheels. You may be able to find some history about your family here: http://www.scgen.org/

Good luck and thank you for your comments!

Janet says:
August 9th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Were is the mill located? I live in Swansea and have been told that our property lies atop an “old grist mill”. Until now I have pronounced “grits mill”! How would I go about finding the history of our land? Some years ago my father uncovered 2 grind wheels and a massive stove he located several feet underground. I look forward to hearing back from you! Thanks Janet Siddons and family.


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