Butte Creek Mill

A Living Treasure stands rustically over Little Butte Creek, water pouring out of her antique timbered side like it has for far over a century. Her belts, pulleys and stones have not stopped turning and telling the story of the people who settled the Oregon territory. They’ve had their noses to the grindstone for more than 134 years right here on the side of Little Butte Creek in this same building turning these same millstones. That’s why they’re listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The way we look now, is the way we looked way back when so… Celebrate Life Where Time Stands Still! It’s What’s Inside That Counts!

The Butte Creek Mill and General Store is still one of Southern Oregon’s favorite destinations today as people come to take home the whole grain goodness of mills flours baking mixes and many culinary treats along with a whole lot of history. The mill began operation in 1872, built by the pioneers with double-bitted axes and hand saws felled trees that were already more than one hundred years old. Foundation pillars nearly two feet square, were hewn with broad axes; the beams were morticed together and secured to one another with hardwood pegs; boards for the walls were whipsawed from logs and nailed on with hand made square nails. The mill consists of a basement and three floors.


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