Surrounded by beautiful virgin land, old growth timber, springs, crisscrossing streams, waterfalls, and ponds, the Wilburn Estate at Fall River contains a homeplace, general store, another house and a restorable grain mill driven by the breath-taking waterfalls of Clear Creek.
In 1823, the mill and general store was the heart of the Fall River community in the Clear Creek Valley, and as it prospered, two churches were added and then a school, blacksmith shop, tannery, timber sawmill, sorghum mill and a cemetery as the peaceful valley grew. For the next 130 years, the mill, general store and the home place served many needs. In addition to grinding wheat, corn and livestock feed, the general store also served as a hardware store, post office, restaurant, operating theatre, judges’ courtroom, voting place, political speaking place, library, boxing matches, horseshoe pitching tournaments, checkers tournaments, circuit church and almost everything else one could imagine.
Situated mid-way between Pulaski and Lawrenceburg, only seven miles off Highway 64 and sixty miles south of Nashville, this rare grist mill property is indeed one of a kind in the USA.
Created and maintained by Patricia Wilburn Copyright 2014.