Thursday, January 10, 2008

Waddell Mill Pond

A Jackson County landmark for more than 150 years, Waddell Mill Pond is located just off the old road that once linked Marianna and Campbellton.
The pond was dammed by plantation owner John R. Waddell during the years before the Civil War to provide power for a water mill. The mill no longer stands, but the much refurbished dam still holds back the water pouring from Waddell Spring, one of the major tributaries of the Chipola River.
Waddell Mill Pond today is completely closed to public access and is on private property. This photograph was taken from the adjoining property of Springfield A.M.E. Church. Please respect the private property rights of the owners.

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