Our “What Do You Know?” local history quiz is taking a break for the summer. Maybe just in time because this is the second consecutive round with NO correct answers! The latest stumper: What industry/building used to be located on Raven’s Creek (Raven’s Creek is between Barfield Park and the Sales Center – the boardwalk crosses over it)? Hint: There is a historical marker there.
The short answer is a rice mill. The creek formed what was considered a perfect mill pond but both nature and technology eventually intervened. The original water powered mill was wiped out by a hurricane in 1822 and wasn’t rebuilt because steam powered mills were practical be that time.