Barker’s Creek Grist Mill
Part of the Hambidge Center, Barker’s Creek Grist Mill has been providing the local community with milling services since the mid 1800s. Mary Hambidge built the current mill in 1944 at the site of an older mill that served the community since the first white settlers came into the area in the late 1820s. Barker’s Creek Mill is still operated by Hambidge on the First Saturday of each month from 1p.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment to provide milling services to area farmers. Our volunteer miller, Woody Malot (also a Physics instructor in Rabun Gap) demonstrates the workings of this historic gristmill and is happy to answer any questions. Members of Woody’s family have been mill operators and builders since the 1750s.
Grits and cornmeal stone ground at the mill from locally grown corn can be purchased in the Hambidge Center’s Weave Shed Gallery, or at the mill on First Saturdays.
Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.
We pledge to offer a nurturing retreat, preserve Hambidge’s pristine natural environment, and provide public educational programming.
Physical Address:4507 Betty’s Creek Road, Rabun Gap, GA 30568
Office & Weave Shed Gallery Address:105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap GA 30568706-746-5718