Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Hagood Mill/Prehistoric Rock Carvings

Marker ID: SCHM 39-16
Location: At the National Historic Site on Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens, SC
County: Pickens
Coordinates: N 34° 55.580    W 082° 43.307
  34.92633333    -82.72178333
Style: Free Standing **



This grist mill was rebuilt in 1845 by Jmaes Earle Hagood (1826-1904), son of Benjamin Hagood (1788-1865), who bought it in 1825. James E. Hagood. a planter and merchant, served in the S. C. House and was longtime Pickens District and U.S. district clerk of court. Hagood Mill, commercially operated until 1966, features a 20 - ft waterwheel, one of the largest in S.C.


Hagood Mill was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. In 2003 prehistoric Native American rock carvings, called petroglyphs and long buried under a 19th century road, were discovered here and preserved in place. The feature 17 human figures and other carvings, and are among the most significant of their kind in S.C.

Sponsored by the Pickens County Cultural Commission, 2013