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terminator2373 07-15-2012 07:52 AM

Clayton, NC - brick structure found
So I live in Clayton and the city has been working near the US Post Office lately. We decided to take the trail and see what was down there. We followed a utility trail down a pretty long path that eventually ended up in somebody's very nice home with stables.

Along the way we found a brick structure in the creek so we took some pics. Does anybody have any clue to what it is? I thought it was an old dam at one time based on the design. The side facing up hill has an angle and the opposite side if completely vertical.

RiponredTJ 07-15-2012 08:42 AM

Maybe the remnants of an old grist mill :dunno:

havasu 07-15-2012 08:45 AM

Looks like some form of antiquated flood control?

terminator2373 07-16-2012 05:40 AM

I'm going to be meeting up with a guy that's a history buff and he has some theories. One is a railroad related theory and the other is a Civil War Munitions related one. I'll let you all know what he thinks after surveying it. I am also thinking of contacting the city after we go, don't want the city to restrict access yet.

RiponredTJ 07-16-2012 06:17 AM

Keep us informed, you got me curious here. A few more photos too please.

havasu 07-16-2012 07:38 AM

I agree. Please tell us more when you find out!

terminator2373 07-17-2012 05:31 AM

The more I talk to people and show them pics the more I think it was a water powered mill of some sort.

RiponredTJ 07-17-2012 06:27 AM

Like the actual underlying foundation, that the actual mill house was built on maybe.

terminator2373 07-17-2012 12:54 PM

I just found out that up the hill from this thing is the old Clayton Spinning Mill so it might have been related to that. The Spinning Mill is a 110 year old building that's being offered for businesses and being renovated.

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