R. W. George Mill

R. W. George Mill, also known as Bob George's Mill and Spencer Mill, is historic corn mill located near Francisco, Stokes County, North Carolina. It was built in 1881, and is a two-story, rectangular, frame building sheathed in weatherboard. It has a gable roof and three frame additions dating from the mid-1940s. Also on the property is the contributing concrete mill dam. During World War II, it was converted from a corn mill to a small textile mill, known as Spencer Mills, that produced parachute fabric for the federal government.[2]

R. W. George Mill
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R. W. George Mill, September 2014
R. W. George Mill is located in North Carolina
R. W. George Mill
R. W. George Mill is located in the United States
R. W. George Mill
LocationNC 89, 0.6 mi NE of jct. of NC 89 and NC 66, near Francisco, North Carolina
Coordinates36°29′33″N 80°23′33″W / 36.49250°N 80.39250°W / 36.49250; -80.39250Coordinates: 36°29′33″N 80°23′33″W / 36.49250°N 80.39250°W / 36.49250; -80.39250
Area4.2 acres (1.7 ha)
Built1881 (1881)
NRHP reference #97001199[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 10, 1997

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Laura A.W. Phillips (April 1997). "R. W. George Mill" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-05-01.