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Freemans Mill Park

Freemans Mill Park

1401 Alcovy Rd
Lawrenceville
, GA 30045

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The mill was built on the Alcovy River between 1868 and 1879 by brothers John Griffin and Levi J. Loveless and was one of 1,262 water-powered mills in the state during that time. After the Loveless brothers ran the mill, W. Scott Freeman and his son, Winfield, owned it until it was purchased in 1915 by Newt Pharr. By 1996, it was said to be one of only 15 mills in the state in working order and the only one in Gwinnett County. The county purchased the mill from the Pharr family in 2001 and in 2009 restored the mill and surrounding 12 acres for education and recreational use.

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