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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

Images

Yates Mill, 2009 Image courtesy of J. Schwaller, Capital City Camera Club.
Yates Mill, 2010 Image courtesy of D. Cicone, Capital City Camera Club.
Yates Mill, 2010 Image courtesy of D. Cicone, Capital City Camera Club.
Yates Mill, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
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.
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.
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.
Yates Mill Image courtesy of Capital Area Preservation.
Yates Mill, circa 1890 Image courtesy of Wake County Government.
Yates Mill, 1922 Image courtesy of Wake County Government.
Yates Mill, 1967 Image courtesy of Wake County Government.

Location

Northwest corner of Lake Wheeler Road and Yates Mill Pond Road

Metadata

RHDC, “Yates Mill,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/3.