Where in Carolina Country is This?
The November “Where Is This” photo by Blue Ridge Energy member David Custer features the Dellinger Grist Mill, located on Cane Creek in the Hawk Community just east of Bakersville in Mitchell County. Reuben Dellinger built and opened the mill in 1867, and it remains in the Dellinger family more than 150 years later. Jack Dellinger, great-grandson of Reuben, renovated and restored the water-powered, stone-ground grist mill and currently operates the business, grinding mountain-grown corn into cornmeal, grits and polenta using the same waterwheel, granite/quartz millstones and the techniques passed down through generations of millers. The mill was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1998. The winning entry chosen at random from all correct submissions came from Becky Maynard of Stella, a Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative member.