Plan a Visit to Falls Mill in Belvidere

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Located along Factory Creek in Belvidere, Falls Mill has lived a lot of lives since it was built in 1873. Over time, it has been as a cotton and woolen factory, a cotton gin, a woodworking shop and a gristmill.

Today, Falls Mill is home to the Museum of Power and Industry, Inc., which features exhibits on three levels of the mill that focus on its textile history and a 32-foot waterwheel that still provides power. That power was used to grind grits and cornmeal up until 2015. The grain products, which also include whole-wheat flour and multigrain pancake mix, are now custom-ground by Logan Turnpike Mill in Blairsville, Georgia, but they’re still sold at the museum, along with handwoven pieces made by museum members.

The mill is open to the public from April through mid-December on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (931) 469-7161 or visit

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We’ve partnered with Falls Mill to give away a prize pack of freshly ground cornmeal and handwoven pieces. Enter below for your chance to win!

(Note: This prize was featured as a giveaway in our Winter 2020-21 issue. The giveaway has now ended. Thanks to all who participated.) 


  1. Linda

    November 3, 2020 at 9:25 am

    I need this. 🙂

  2. Gina Teague

    November 6, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    I absolutely love freshly ground cornmeal! I want to make spoon bread with it for the holidays!!!

  3. KariLorr

    November 6, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    I could use this cornmeal for some of my holiday dishes.

  4. kelly woods

    November 8, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Would love to win and try this. Thank you 🙂

  5. Hiker Annie

    November 8, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Grew up with fresh cornmeal and flour ground from our farm, and fresh-milled is hard to find these days — glad to know about this mill!

  6. John B

    November 8, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    I could simply use the food! My cupboards are kinda bare (surviving on a disability check doesn’t make it easy, heh), and corn bread is always something that helps fill the tummy as well as supplies nutrients, tastes good and is easy for an idiot-in-the-kitchen biker like me to make in my cast iron skillet, lol.

  7. Peggy L Helton

    November 15, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Good cornmeal makes delicious cornbread.

  8. Gary Kimbler

    November 26, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Beautiful setting for a beautiful product!

  9. Sonya

    November 27, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    This would be such an excellent treat!!! I’m sooo tired of not traveling and buying local / day trip items. I miss the lil adventures!

    • Judy Ussery

      December 2, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      Would love some fresh cornbread right out of the oven, smothered in butter.
      Fresh ground would make it so much better!

  10. Kathy Rowe

    November 27, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Looks like a neat place to visit. Would love to be the contest winner.

  11. Tricia Funk

    November 28, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Wonderful giveaway. Would love to win this great prize!

  12. Haley Witcher

    November 28, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    What southerner wouldn’t enjoy some fresh cornmeal?

  13. A Taylor

    November 28, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    My mom used to take me here when I was a kid. See also grew up in the house that the owners moved there and is now their home. It used to be a stagecoach stop way back when. Falls Mill has always held a special place in my heart.

  14. Joy Bandy

    November 29, 2020 at 8:42 am

    freshly ground cornmeal the best

  15. Susan flowers

    November 29, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Would love to win love fresh corn meal

  16. Howard Latham

    November 29, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Great place to visit

    • Denise boyce

      December 2, 2020 at 4:56 pm

      Really need some fresh ground corn meal. My husband has alf-gal and can only eat corn meal with no additives would like to buy some if possible.

  17. Peg

    December 1, 2020 at 11:22 am

    I would love to win because this is part of our heritage.

  18. Cate Hamilton

    December 1, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Have visited Falls Mill and stayed in the cabin there. Beautiful historic site! Always enjoyed talking with the Lovetts. Would love to have a bag of their freshly ground cornmeal in my pantry.

  19. Jo Ann Alexander

    December 1, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Fresh ground cornmeal is delicious. I have used it in the past and would enjoy this prize package. Falls Mill looks beautiful.

  20. Margaret Elaine Latham

    December 2, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    I used Corn meal from Falls Mill and when I had out of town company
    they always visited to take meal home.

  21. Ron Van Dyke

    December 2, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I love Southern cornbread!

  22. Jennifer

    December 3, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Sounds great!

  23. Patricia Rotach

    December 3, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Though products bought from a store claim all types of advantages over home made items, it would be an amazing treat to be able to savor homemade items from the Mill. Brings back memories of wonderful times gone by.

  24. Beverly

    December 4, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!

  25. janis Cannon

    December 5, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Been milling around for a new cornmeal. I hope I’ve found it.
    Thank you!

  26. Judy Henke

    December 5, 2020 at 9:38 am

    I love supporting local businesses. And corn meal breakfast was my staple 70 years ago in Manitowoc Wisconsin. Now, in Crossville, some boxed cereals are not like the good old days. BRING IT ON HOME!

  27. Cindy

    December 7, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I haven’t been to Falls Mills is such a long time. They used to have the best coarse-ground grits. I really want to try the whole-grain flour. Falls Mills is a beautiful, peaceful place.

  28. Janis

    December 8, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Would love to be the winner of some fresh ground cornmeal!

  29. D

    December 8, 2020 at 11:50 am

    I have not visited the mill as of yet. Fresh milled cornmeal and handwoven items – what fun and yummy!

  30. Amy Williams

    December 8, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    I love fresh-ground cornmeal! Nothing like it for some cast iron cornbread. 🙂

  31. marijka

    December 8, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Would love to win fresh-ground cornmeal! Grew up on a farm so we were able to have our own corn and wheat ground, but that’s been a LOOOOONG time ago. lol

  32. Ray

    December 9, 2020 at 8:38 am

    My wife would really love this

  33. Shelby J Brazier

    December 9, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    This would be a treat since I have never used fresh ground cornmeal. I visited your place many yrs. ago.

  34. David Lum

    December 10, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Looking forward to visiting Falls Mill next spring.

  35. Terri Shands

    December 10, 2020 at 8:27 am

    I love Cornmeal!

  36. Caryn Crowston

    December 11, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    great prize!

  37. Rex or Jackie Barnes

    December 15, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Have not beenhere, would make a great family short vacation later next year. We had an old mill in Iowa when I was young, the family would go and watch them grid the meal. Nothing better than white beans and cornbread.

  38. Lee Ann Duffle

    December 19, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Have visited several times. Great place to visit or even stay the night. ❤️

  39. Cindy Molleur

    December 22, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Have visited several old mills. There’s actually one down the road from us, not operable. Have to add Falls Mill to our bucket list. Merry Christmas.

  40. Harold Ishman

    December 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    this is on my bucket list

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