North Carolina Grist Mills - Bakersville North Carolina

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Dellinger Grist Mill is an Old Grist Mill located in Bakersville North Carolina, right on beautiful Cane Creek. One of the few historic North Carolina Grist Mills still operating, the Dellinger Grist Mill was established in 1867 by Reuben Dellinger. Since then, it has remained in the Dellinger family for over 146 years, and in 1997, Jack Dellinger put forth a great effort to restore the old site. This restoration resulted in its inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places. In the early days of the mill, the Dellinger family provided food essentials that many locals subsided on. In the millís later yearís, the Dellinger family would grind not only corn and other grains, but they also operated a thriving sawmill.

Today, Dellinger Grist Mill is one of the Operating North Carolina Grist Mills that offers tours and group packages starting every third Saturday during the months of May to September. Visiting the grist mill is a great way to learn more about the history of Mitchell County and hear about life for the locals in this beautiful region of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to the Saturday dates, the mill remains open for tours and educational shows the week after the third Saturday. Come watch and learn how corn is ground into cornmeal. The old grist mill is open from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during these times. In addition to the educational tours, visitors can purchase cornmeal and grits that are ground from the finest USDA approved mountain grown corn. Other books and collectibles are available in the Dellinger Grist Mill gift shop. You can also purchase Dellinger Grist Mill items at the Orchard at Altapass.

To get to Dellinger Grist Mill, travel to Bakersville in Mitchell County via I-40 or the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is one traffic light in Bakersville, located near the courthouse. Turn onto Mitchell Avenue and travel east, the road will eventually become Cane Creek Road, or State Road 1211. You will drive exactly four miles, and you will see the Dellinger Mill sign on the right side of the road. The Dellinger Mill parking lot is down the access road on the right side of Cane Creek Road.

Visit Dellingerís Grist Mill, one of the only historic and still operating grist mills in North Carolina. These and other charming places like the Carolina Theatre, the Orchard at Altapass, the exciting NC Gem Mines, and the Mast General Store have unique and distinct histories in Mitchell County NC. When visiting Spruce Pine North Carolina and our beautiful Blue Ridge North Carolina Mountain region, spend time visiting these adorable places and weíre sure youíll enjoy your Retreat to North Carolina. If you are interested in Spruce Pine Cabin Rentals or need help booking Spruce Pine Motels, browse our listings of lodging options. In addition to these great Spruce Pine accommodations, we also offer plenty of information on the Fun Things to Do in Spruce Pine North Carolina and the surrounding regions of Bakersville, Burnsville, Linville, Banner Elk, Boone, Blowing Rock and Valle Crucis.


1211 State Road  //  Hawk, NC  //  828-688-1009


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