REX MILL ~ Although the mill has not functioned for decades, many long term residents of the area still remember it being in operation. In the early 1930's, farmers used to bring their grain by horse pulled carriages to be processed at the Mill. It sits along the banks of the Big Cotton Indian Creek in Clayton County. It was built in 1830 by I.L. Hollingsworth, and named after his dog, Rex. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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MaryAlice on October 12, 2009

Good Morning, my sweet friend, Harri! How great to hear from you.

I guess you could say that I'm lucky living here in middle Georgia, but I could say that you are lucky as well. I think we all have our own special benefits and unique advantages from the places that we live. It's so much fun getting to see and enjoy what every person has to offer from their specific place in this world. I just can't wait to enjoy all that you're going to have to show us when you're out there in Arizona soon. =)

Thank you for enjoying yet another old historic Mill from Georgia. I'm so happy that you liked the shot.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,

Mary Alice

P.S. I had Ice Cream last night & thought of you! ;)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 15, 2009

Hello MaryAlice... What a great find uh!! How interesting..The old mill, an overshot type, deserves to be preserved and if the money can be found, put back into use..

There are many such mills in the UK that have been completely re-furbished and are treasured by the community.. Such buildings lend themselves to house interesting artefacts from yesteryear and make a small charge to view!!

By the way MA..I didn't know that you were so talented dead ringer

Kind regards and a big hug ;>))

jim

taoy on October 15, 2009

Beautiful place, nice shot. Built in 1830? Amazing.

Greetings from Tokyo, Japan

MaryAlice on October 16, 2009

JIM! How wonderful to hear from YOU! =) I am all smiles!

Thank you for your attention to this old Mil. I think it is so beautiful. Only a few weeks ago the Atlanta news did a big story on the Mill and the area, as it seems that our president's great, great, great grandmother was from the city of Rex. How amusing, for until discovering this Mill, I had never even heard of Rex Georgia before.

I think it's grand that the UK restores it's old treasures and the community can actually benefit and learn from them. I wish we did more things like that around here.

Thank you again so much for stopping over and making my evening complete. It's always a pleasure hearing from you!

My very best to you,

Mary Alice

P.S. I sent this video to my Mom, and we both agree that it looks far more like my sister, but I can see why you though she looked like me! ( my sister and I look alike in many ways, only she has dark hair where mine is light, and she is 5'4 and I'm 5'9. ) How very funny! We both enjoyed it greatly. =)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 16, 2009

Hi MaryAlice...just a quick line before I retire to my sack!!

Thanks for your lovely feedback...always a joy to read!!

I left you a couple of messages in that other place!!

Does your mum share her photos on Pano??? I'm sure going to drop in and tell her a thing or two!! Glad you enjoyed the video,,I thought that they were great.. Father and daughter perhaps!!

G'nite MaryAlice ;>)

jim xx

MaryAlice on October 17, 2009

. . . . And I wrote you back in that other place! =)

My sweetest friend from so far away, its lovely to wish you a goodnight! My evening is just beginning. =)

My mother does not share photos on Panoramio, though I have encouraged her to consider it. I think she'd have a pile of fun, especially if she got to talk to people like YOU! =)

I wish you a wonderful night with sweet dreams and warm, cozy rest.

Thank you for dropping back by!

Your GA girl

MaryAlice on October 17, 2009

Greetings, TAOY, and thank you so much for your visit to this old mill. Indeed, it was built in 1830. It's hard to think back that far, isn't it? It was certainly a time that I never knew.

I appreciate your interest and kind words so much.

Please do come back again anytime.

Best wishes to Japan from the USA,

Mary Alice

Bedri Akçay on November 8, 2009

by MaryAlice; photos are very beautiful, very impressed since I've read. Bedri / Turkey

MaryAlice on November 11, 2009

Greetings, Bedri, and thank you very much for visiting my gallery. A great big WELCOME to you! =)

Thank you also for your kind words of praise. I am so pleased that you enjoyed this old mill.

I wish you a beautiful week, and thank you again for stopping by.

Best regards from the USA,

Mary Alice

((Ospr3y)) on November 11, 2009

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Spizaetus on December 1, 2009

Es esta una estampa muy hemosa y además el complemento que le pones con esa historia particular de cada escena la hacen vivir y entender mejor gracias por toda esa informacion MaryAlice Spizaetus

Holger Bauer on December 3, 2009

Hi MaryAlice, thanks a lot for your explanations!! Best wishes from Bangkok sent your way Cheers pivatana

MaryAlice on December 6, 2009

Greetings, Liam, and thank you so much for the Yellow star on this shot so many, many day ago. Somehow I completely missed your visit, probably when Pano was not sending out e-mail notifications. I am so sorry for the delayed thanks, but I certainly am greatly appreciative. =)

Spizaetus, Los saludos, y le agradecen tanto por sus palabras buenas. Soy tan feliz que usted no sólo gozó del tiro, solamente la información también. Esperaba ayudar a la gente a entender la historia de este lugar maravilloso, y estoy tan alegre que lo hice. Gracias otra vez por parar cerca y dejar tales palabras encantadoras.

Greetings, Pivatana, and thank you very much for stopping by and enjoying this old mill and it's history. I really appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again sometime. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Thank you all for your kind words,

Mary Alice

Alena2005 on December 22, 2009

SUPER FOTO!!!!!!!!!

MaryAlice on December 25, 2009

Thank you very much, Alena! I appreciate your praise so much!

Merry Christmas to you,

Mary Alice

CarynTex on December 30, 2009

Hi!

This mill was built by my GGGGrandfather. Hope to visit one day and take pics. Love yours! Thanks!

Caryn San Antonio, TX

MaryAlice on December 30, 2009

Caryn,

Oh my goodness ..... are you serious? That is SO cool! I certainly hope that you get to visit one day as well, and thank you so much for enjoying my shot of the place. It is indeed a very beautiful mill.

Thank you again for stopping by and leaving such exciting words!

If you have any history to add, please feel free! I would love to learn anything that I can about the place.

Very best regards from Georgia,

Mary Alice

gaswimcoach on October 17, 2011

MaryAlice I am a member of Historic Rex Village Association and noticed your photo and comments. You can go to "Rex Mill" on Facebook and the owners of the mill have a lot of info on their mill. Lee

MaryAlice on October 18, 2011

Lee, thank you so much for bring this to my attention! I have just visited with the facebook page, and enjoyed it a great deal! I even posted a page to their wall and we've already been talking! What a wonderful resource. Thank you again for letting me know about it. I hope to get back up that way again really soon! I enjoyed my visit so much, but the rain sent me home before I was ready! Thank you again. Warmest regards, Mary Alice

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