Hagood Mill

3.5 mi. NW of Pickens on U.S. 178, Pickens, South Carolina


Haygood millstone

Antique millstone dispayed at the Hagood Mill site in Pickens County, South Carolina. I learned about millstones from the Wikipedia article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millstone

Photo taken by Donald K. O'Brien



Street View 


Hagood Mill is a good example of the simple, functional building style employed by South Carolina upcountry pioneers in the first half of the nineteenth century. The gristmill and wooden water wheel remain as originally constructed with no alterations or additions and is one of the few such mills still in existence in South Carolina. Built in ca. 1826, the mill is an unpainted, two-story clapboard building mounted on a fieldstone foundation. Early construction methods are evidenced by hand hewn logs notched and pegged together to form the framework. Hagood Mill was built by James E. Hagood who served as clerk of court for Pickens District for many years. The mill was once part of an early commercial complex including the Hagood Store which no longer exists. Both mill and store were gathering places for residents of the surrounding agricultural area who came here frequently to have grain ground into flour and grist and to purchase supplies. Listed in the National Register December 11, 1972. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 11, 1972
Reference number
Areas of significance
Industry; Architecture; Social History; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Period of significance
Significant year

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2020: New photos from Michael Miller
  • October 3, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • October 3, 2014: New photos from Michael Miller
  • September 14, 2010: New photo from Donald K. O'Brien