Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area | VICKERY CREEK HISTORIC RUINS

Stone wall of Ivy Mills

Stone wall of Ivy Mills


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Ivy Mills

If you are like me, the scent of any type of ruins gets you salivating. I just love old stuff. Unfortunately, all that remains of the old Ivy Mills is a couple of stone walls, but for die hard history buffs, it is still worth seeing if you are in the area.

While the ruins of the mill are located within the southern section of the Vickery Creek unit, due to brush and rough terrain you cannot get to them from the parking area or trails in the southern park unit. Access is actually from a Roswell City Park. To get there from the southern section of Vickery Creek, turn left out of the entrance and drive down South Atlanta Street. Turn left on Riverside Road and go to the first stop light, which marks the entrance to the Roswell City Park. You will come in at the middle of the parking lot. To minimize your walk to the ruins, park in the right section as far down as possible. In front of you will be a children’s playground; take the paved walkway to the right of the playground and stay on this. Do not take any gravel paths. This will take you past a building with green pipes on the outside and soon to a boardwalk. Walk a short distance down the boardwalk and you will come to what is left of Ivy Mills. There is no path to the ruins. Simply hop off the boardwalk and make your way to the stone walls.

Stone wall of Ivy Mills

Stone wall of Ivy Mills

Thick walls are made of stones found in the local creeks and rivers

Thick walls are made of stones found in the local creeks and rivers

A sign describing the history of the mills is located on the boardwalk.

Information panel about Ivy Mills

Information panel about Ivy Mills

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Last updated on November 11, 2018
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