BUILT: c. 1870s
OPERATION TIME: c. 1870s – 1958
McCosh’s Mill (also referred to as the McCosh Grist Mill) was built in the early 1870s by James Eichelburger McCosh. It s one of the oldest stone grist mills in Alabama. McCosh’s Mill operated until 1958. According to urban legend, the mill’s owner caught his wife having an affair. Enraged by what he saw, he murdered both his wife and her lover. The apparition of the woman appears in white inside of the mill, while her lover roams the surrounding woods; he is noted as an “angry spirit.” The United States Army Corps of Engineers purchased it in 1970 for use in the West Point Lake reservoir project. In 1976, the mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places.