Grist Mill Going Strong

By: Andrea Williams and Rebecca Ward
By: Andrea Williams and Rebecca Ward

A mill in Kemper County has been in operation continuously for more than 200 years. Sciple's Mill near DeKalb began in 1790.

It began as a cotton mill. It was also used for lumber. Now it's a grist mill, making flour, corn meal, and grits.

The mill has been owned by the Sciple family since the 1840s.

Edward Sciple said he grinds about 32 bushels an hour.

The mill is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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  • by Kelli Location: Grand Bay on Mar 17, 2012 at 07:47 PM
    Oh my gosh. It's my family's mill. I had no idea it still existed! My grandmother talked about the mill...her mother was a Sciple and Grandmother talked about her and her mother picking cotton! I am so excited to find this, I am going to call my mom to let her know the family mill is still there! Wow!
  • by Cebra on Oct 3, 2009 at 02:43 PM
    Do they still have music every Saturday nt?
  • by E on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:59 AM
    Address is 525 Sciple Mill Rd DeKalb, MS 39328 601-743-2295
  • by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    Sciple’s Mill is located 10 miles northwest of DeKalb, Miss. Take State Hwy. 39 North from DeKalb 3.5 miles to Kellis Store Rd. Turn left at the "Sciple’s Mill" sign and travel 7 miles to Sciple’s Mill Rd. Turn right at the "Sciple’s Mill" sign onto an unpaved road. The mill is located on Running Tiger Creek one-half mile after you turn off Kellis Store Rd.
  • by Harry Location: Quitman ms on Aug 15, 2009 at 03:32 PM
    ?What is the address of the mill???
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