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Sep
08

Discover Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park

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Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park

Norris, TN — Visit Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park on your Norris Lake, Tennessee vacation! Experience this 18th century mill that is still in use today! There is no charge, so bring your family and enjoy some of Tennessee's past history!

Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park

Originally constructed in 1798, the Grist Mill at Norris Dam State Park was included in the purchase of land by TVA. Due to the flooding and building of Norris Dam, the 18th century mill was torn down and reassembled. It was operated by four generations of the Rice family. The old mill was setup to power a sawmill, cotton gin, trip hammer and even to operate a dynamo that supplied electrical lighting for the Rice family home in 1899.

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View from the side looking directly into the grist mill. During open hours, visitors can go inside. There is a small gift shop as well as information on the history of the grist mill.

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Inside the grist mill looking at the inner workings and details of hardwork and craftsmanship!

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Outside looking over the grist mill as water is lead downward pushing the large wheel.

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Side view from grist mill looking at the waterway leading to the wheel!


Norris Dam State Park Map

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Directions

From I-75, take exit 128 and go 2.5 miles south on Hwy. Follow 441 on Norris Freeway to the entrance of the Grist Mill.

Norris Dam State Park
125 Village Green Circle
Lake City, TN 37769

Telephone: (865) 494-7461
Website:www.norrisdamstatepark.org

Park Activities: boating, cabin rentals, camping, fishing, hiking trails, marina, picnic facilities, swimming, summer programs, national trail day, wildflower hikes, fall color boat cruises, junior ranger camp, pickin in the park, public lands day

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