Our Pictorial Past – The Pickerington Mill

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Photo courtesy of the Pickerington-Violet Twp. Historical Society
Pickerington was once a farm town and a hub of activity in the village was the Pickerington Mill (pictured here in a photo from the 1940s). The mill was once located along the railroad tracks at the corner of Center and Church streets. "It was a large operation where farmers came to ship their grain and buy feed," said Gary Taylor of the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society. "At harvest time the railroad tracks would be full of railroad cars awaiting loading. Farm wagons would be lined up clear across town waiting to drop off their grain for shipping." The Pickerington Mill was operated by the Wooley family. H.R. Wooley at first operated it as a flour mill and in later years H.H. Wooley expanded the operations to include grain and feed. The mill closed down in 1971 after the agricultural focus of the area began to wane.

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