Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Hen Peck Mill

Marker ID: THC 2E 23
Location: U.S. 70S, Cannon County, at TN 53
County: Cannon
Coordinates: N 35° 49.571    W 086° 03.476
  35.82618333    -86.05793333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNM4X


4 1/2 miles N.E., in 1834, William Neely built this overshot mill, still in operation. Its nickname came from a statement by local wiseacres, that the mill ground so slowly that a dozen hens could eat the grist faster than the stones could grind it.