Henry's Mill (from Old Mills of Mystery)
By Lila (Hargis) Rhyne, June 7, 1988
Henry Mill was located on Bear Creek, which is now part of Cochran Mill Park. The exact date of when the mill was built is unknown. The mill was owned and run by the Henry family. The Henry family home was located some 800 yards downstream from the mill site. Oral history has it that the mill was burned by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Union soldiers were bad about taking children with them and ultimately leaving them in the woods eight and 10 miles away from their homes. To prevent this, the Henry family tied their children to the beds so the soldiers would not take them. This interesting fact about tying the children was told by some female Henry family descendants from Texas. They had come to see and visit where their ancestors had lived.
Photos below are from Lila's report.