Butte Creek Mill
The Butte Creek Mill, in Eagle Point, is the last surviving water powered grist mill that still operates commercially, west of the Mississippi. Built in 1872, the mill stands rustically over Little Butte Creek, water pouring out of her antique timbered side as it has for over 135 years.
The mill still uses the original French buhr stones that were quarried in France, near Paris, assembled into four-foot diameter stones in Moline, Illinois, shipped around the Horn to Crescent City, California, carried over the mountains by wagon and put into service more than 130 years ago.
Woodsy aromas of the old hand-sewn timbers and the sounds of whirring belts and clicking wheels take visitors back to a time of simplicity.
The Butte Creek Mill and General Store is a featured stop on the Oregon Wine and Farm Tour and is today one of Southern Oregon's favorite destinations. People come to take home the whole grain goodness of the mill's flours, baking mixes and many culinary treats along with a whole lot of history.
The General Store has antique memorabilia on display as a backdrop for the many fine products...lots of fun stuff to see and enjoy.
They are especially proud of their award-winning pancake and waffle mix, bran muffin mix, and cornbread mix.
Adjacent to the mill is an 1895 cheese factory that has been converted to an antique store. Stop by and stretch your legs along the creek, or tour the mill and antique store. There is a covered bridge and museum nearby.
The mill and antique store is open 7 days a week, Monday thru Saturday 9 to 6 and Sunday 11 to 6.