|Bost Grist Mill then (top) and now (above). Used to |
grind corn, wheat and other grains into flour and meal,
Bost Grist Mill has served Cabarrus County since the
early 1800s. Photos courtesy of www.bostgristmill.com
and the North Carolina Digital Collection.
There were even grist mills located in present-day Concord: Alexander McLarty's Mill was on Irish Buffalo Creek near Cabarrus Avenue and Isbon Cannon's Mill was also in town. Both mills sold or bartered extra flour, collected as grist mill fees, to townspeople who did not grow their own grains.
Few mill sites still exist today, but their memories linger in the names of some of our coummunities like Mill Grove in western Cabarrus and Bost's Mill in southeastern Cabarrus. Additional information on Cabarrus County Mills may be found in the Minutes of the Cabarrus County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions; By the Old Mill Stream by the Harrisburg School Stephen Cabarrus History Club; and in the Local History Collection vertical files of the Concord Library.
Courtesy of the Concord Library, Lore History Room