The Ozarks are full of historic mills located a few minutes from Springfield to over two and a half hours. What were once water mills and home to small businesses, check out these historic mills located all over the Ozarks.

Ozark Mill

 

Built in 1833 this mill has long been a landmark in Ozark, Missouri. The mill is now part of Finley Farms, which features Ozarks Farmers Market and a workshop. A full-service restaurant is expected to open soon. Located at 802 Finley Farms Lane, Ozark, Missouri. Read more about Finley Farms and its future plans here. (30 minutes from Springfield)

Britain Mill

Originally built 1839. The mill is privately owned but mill tours are conducted by appointment, at no charge. From Interstate 44 take State Route 96 at Exit 57. Take the left at the intersection of FR 1207 and you'll find the mill on the right about 1/4 mile down the road. (30 minutes from Springfield)

Edwards Mill

Built in 1972. A fully operational replica of an Ozark grist mill. When Edwards Mill was built, only one working mill remained in the state of Missouri. Massive timbers forming the framework were mortised and pegged in the tradition of pioneer structures. Located on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri.  (50 minutes from Springfield)

Hulston Mill

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Built in 1840 at the confluence of the Sac River and Turnback Creek. The mill is credited with saving the Union Army during the Civil War by providing them with a food source when other mills refused to supply them. The mill was moved to its present location for preservation. Tours are offered on the second Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm during summer months. Located at 36 Hulston Mill Lane in Everton. (1 hour from Springfield)

Rockbridge Mill

Rebuilt in 1865 after burning during the Civil War. The mill was enlarged in 1888 and continued to operate until the late 1940's. In 1954 the property was converted into a fishing resort. Located on Highway N, just north of Highway 95 in Ozark County. (1.5 hours from Springfield)

Hammond Mill

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Built in 1907 and operational until 1940. The mill is now a private residence. You can catch a glimpse of this old mill but please respect the owner's privacy. From Rockbridge take Hwy 95 south to Hwy D. Turn left on D to find Hammond Mill. (1.9 hours from Springfield)

Dawt Mill

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Built in 1900 the mill is a part of the Dawt Mill River Resort. Located along the North Fork River about 2 miles from the intersection of Highways 160 and PP at HC 1, Box 1090, Tecumseh, in Ozark County. (2 hours from Springfield)

Hodgson Mill

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Built in 1861 on Bryant Creek and rebuilt in 1897, it is one of the most beautiful mills in the Ozarks. Although not operational, the mill still has much of its original machinery. Located in Ozark County at 5 Merrimack Street, Dora. (2 hours from Springfield)

Alley Mill

Built in 1894. This beautiful red mill is located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways six miles west of Eminence on State Route 106. (2.2 hours from Springfield)

Klepzig Mill

This slowly decaying mill on Rocky Creek is non-operational. The trail-head is at County Rd NN-526, Winona. The mill is hidden along the Rocky Falls Trail in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. (2.4 hours from Springfield)