Historic Rockdale Mill Destroyed by Flood July 2013

Recently, I went back over to the old Rockdale Mill area and made these photos after the flood. It had been so long that I don’t know much about what the area looked like. I have heard many stories about our ancestors and there are several write ups in the Cleveland County history books about this area. I was raised on Buffalo Creek nearby. I remember walking along the mill road as a child and also on the Rockdale Road. This week there was an article in the Shelby Star regarding the flood and I have attached that link also.

The present owners Jack Spangler and Don Dellinger had hoped to restore the old mill, but not sure there is enough to restore at this point.  Leslie and Iva Cuthbertson owned the property at one time and the house and old buildings that are still standing are seen in the photographs.

http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/landmark-flood-downpours-damage-historic-mill-dam-1.185520

Rockdale Mill 1

Rockdale Mill 2

Rockdale Mill 3

Rockdale Mill 4

Rockdale Mill 5

Rockdale Mill 7

Rockdale Mill 8

Rockdale Mill 9

Rockdale Mill 10

Rockdale Mill 11

Rockdale Mill 12

Rockdale Mill 13

Rockdale Mill 14

Rockdale Mill 15

Rockdale Mill 16

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