Milling Around at Murray’s Mill

Murrays Mill Historic Site located in Catawba, North Carolina

Earlier this week, Kathy & I were itching to go somewhere.  It was a chilly day and we didn’t want another 3-mile hike so we headed north to Murray’s Mill Historic site.

Murray’s Mill Historic Site is an easy 30-minute drive from our house and is operated by the Historical Society of Catawba County. The website says that the mill is open most days, but it did not appear to be open on the day of our visit. There are a number of interesting outbuildings including a blacksmith shop.  A small general store there had a sign that said it was open, but we didn’t go in.

We walked around the grounds, and while it was a chilly day, the fresh air and scenery was nice. There is a “literacy trail” with signboards along a walkway describing a children’s book “Dragons Love Tacos.” In warmer weather they have other activities going on. Something to do on a nice day.

Spillway at Murrays Mill Historic Site
Murrays Mill Historic Site located in Catawba, North Carolina
Murrays Mill Historic Site located in Catawba, North Carolina
Barn on the grounds of Murrays Mill Historic Site located in Catawba, North Carolina
Murrays Mill Historic Site located in Catawba, North Carolina
General Store at Murrays Mill Historic Site
Murrays Mill Historic Site located in Catawba, North Carolina
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4 thoughts on “Milling Around at Murray’s Mill”

  1. That’s exactly what would catch my attention and I’d spend time there. I’d also sign up for the “literacy trail” for sure. Loving those clear blue skies!!!

    Oh, and nice lens flare!

    1. It was kind of drab around there this time of year, but it was nice to not have any people around. Definitely a place to remember in the spring and summer. The literacy trail was a nice touch, although as it turned out we walked it backwards! I’m thinking about buying the book for our grandson.

      I do seem to have a flair for flare! 🙂

  2. We once visited a Shaker village in Lexington, KY because Katherine wanted to see it. I was disinterested until I started seeing all the photographic potential. I think some of my best work of the trip was done in that little village.

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