NAME: Skull Shoals
COUNTY: Greene County
CLIMATE: Cold in winter, hot in the summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: It can get chilly in the winter so be sure to brin
COMMENTS: Skull Shoals is located in the Oconee National Forest are there is hunting allowed throughout the forest so be sure to stay on the marked trails. The Oconee River Recreational Area is on State Route 15, twelve miles northwest of the city of Greensboro. There is a mile long trail thet will lead you straight to Skull Shoals. There is also a parking lot directly at Skull Shoals, but I recommend a map as it is easy to get lost.
REMAINS: Partial structures remain throughout the town. You can view the building from outside a fenced area.
Scull Shoals is an extinct town on the Oconee River in middle Georgia, site of a 19th century mill village which included Georgia's first paper mill from 1811-1814. Under owner Thomas M. Poullian, Scull Shoals contained grist mills, sawmills, and a 4-story brick textile mill, stores and homes. At its height, there were 500 workers tending 4,000 spindles in the mill. Dr. Lindsay Durham of Scull Shoals developed medicines from his extensive herb garden, and ran a sanatorium there. Flooding caused the demise of the mills in the 1880s, and the town was abandoned by the 1920s. Now the 2,200 acre experimental forest area, containing the mill town, a prehistoric mound complex dating from A.D. 1250-1500, beaver ponds and streams along the Oconee River can serve as a location for environmental education and research center for the study of the history of technology, economics, medicine, forestry, and landscape use, among other subjects. Submitted by: Nikki Sorren

One of many partial standing building left in Skull Shoals
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Paper Mill
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A chimney from the two chimney house
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Unknown Remains
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