Yates Mill

Named for Phares Yates, whose family operated it from 1869 to 1948, Yates Mill is the only water-powered mill building remaining in Wake County. Remodeled at various times, its present size and configuration date to the 1850s. Prior to closing in 1953 for lack of demand, it was utilized for lumber manufacturing, corn and wheat milling, and wool carding. The mill is now part of a county park with hiking trails and picnic areas in addition to the historic structure.

Date: ca. 1756

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Yates Mill, 2009

Yates Mill, 2009

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Yates Mill, 2010

Yates Mill, 2010

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Yates Mill, 2010

Yates Mill, 2010

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Yates Mill, 1980

Yates Mill, 1980

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Yates Mill, 1958

Yates Mill, 1958

Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. View, Yates Mill, Wake County, North Carolina. Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 30, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh0024p01. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Yates Mill, 1980

Yates Mill, 1980

Image courtesy of Raleigh (N.C.) and the Triangle area. Yates Mill. Raleigh (N.C.) and the Triangle area. Yates Mill (UA023.026.023). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 31, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0228149. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Yates Mill, 1980

Yates Mill, 1980

Yates Mill and Yates Pond. Image courtesy of Raleigh (N.C.) and the Triangle area. Yates Mill and Yates Mill Pond. Raleigh (N.C.) and the Triangle area. Yates Mill (UA023.026.023). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 31, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0228151. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Yates Mill

Yates Mill

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Yates Mill, circa 1890

Yates Mill, circa 1890

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Yates Mill, 1922

Yates Mill, 1922

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Yates Mill, 1967

Yates Mill, 1967

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Street Address:

Northwest corner of Lake Wheeler Road and Yates Mill Pond Road [map]

Cite this Page:

RHDC, “Yates Mill,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 23, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/3.
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