Suber’s Corn Mill is one of a handful of grist mills still operating in South Carolina. Located at 2002 Suber Mill Road in Greer, the mill rests on the slope of a hardwoods-covered hill.
Water from a holding pond above pours down a wooden chute and spills onto the paddles of a large vertical wheel, keeping it in a steady, rhythmic spin. Driven by a wheel, gears, pulleys and shafts turn slowly inside the wooden building. Shelled corn is fed into a chute on top and gravity sends it tumbling to the crushing millstones below. One floor down, the fine white powder emerges where it is bagged and stacked for sale.
The mill, constructed in 1908, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.