Discover the rich history
of this magnificent plantation
beginning in the 1800's.
Church began - a part of
Rock Mill Plantation, and
how the current owners
purchased and restored it.
is made complete with
this display of antique
of our smallest
other items from Rock Mill.
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continuous playing throughout your
visit to Rock Mill.
The tree-lined drive is your first hint of
the splendor of Rock Mill. On the immediate grounds surrounding the
house are the original carriage house, three hole privy and the cemetery
where William Shivers - the original owner - and family lie. Beyond this fenced ten acres you find
many trails that wind along four miles of the Ogeechee River - through
dogwood, hickory and poplar groves. You will also see horses and
many head of cattle, as Rock Mill remains a working farm - raising Black
Angus cattle. You can also enjoy a stroll through the petting zoo to
visit the miniature animals and to say, "hello" to the resident llama -
The main entrance to the house is through the double pine doors with arch
and side panels of webbed, leaded
glass. This is the entrance that would have been used by Shivers and
guests in the 1800's.
Upon entering you cannot help
but notice the intricate medallion and plaster work that make up the
ceiling of the main foyer. Off the foyer are the two entertaining
parlors. One, a game room for the gentlemen and the other a music
room for the ladies. The dining room and library are also found on
Climbing the main stairway, with its
perfectly placed landing, you will notice the heart pine flooring found
throughout the house. The third floor houses the bedrooms, and the
fourth was originally one large room, which according to the diary, was
used as the nanny's room and the nursery.