Thursday, June 12, 2008

As The Wheel Turns


Blogger's Note: All this week, I will be blogging about my trip to Franklin County, Tennessee which occurred from May 29-31. Come back often this week for more exciting reads and feel free to leave a comment.

(part 7 in a series)

Opportunity is often missed because it is disguised as hard work

Falls Mill which is located off David Crockett Highway at Old Salem Road in Belvidere first started operating around 1873 has operated as everything from a cotton gin, woodworking shop, to a grist mill. It is currently owned by John and Jane Lovett. The 32 overshot water wheel is believed to be the largest overshot wheel still in productive service going back to 1906.

The wheel operates with 32 brake horsepower and rotates at 3 RPM (revolutions per minute).

There is also a country store and a Log Cabin Bed and Breakfast.

2 comments:

Zoli said...

Wow! I would like to go there. The pictures are great!

Chris F. said...

You can tour the entire grounds for $4.