The final mill is derelict and the owner is looking for a buyer. But be aware, expensive restoration is badly needed. The mill operated up until about 1990, nearly 200 years. It, too, was converted from mill stones to modern roller mills.
And the conversion required that the milling machines be driven by belts and pulleys.
The large, geared wheel powering the equipment was converted to belt drive, and a jumble of belts and pulleys filled the interior.
But the large, overshot wheel sits motionless, the mill race no longer capable of delivering water to it.
While rummaging around inside, we spotted an unexpected reminder of earlier times.
There was an unopened case of "World's Fair Beer," a brew marketed in the area during the 1982 World's Fair held in Knoxville. Recken it would still be good? (Recken it ever was?)