A Little Bit of History: Perry’s Mill Pond

Perry's Mill Pond in Louisburg NC. Photo: Frank Whatley.
Perry's Mill Pond in Louisburg NC. Photo: Frank Whatley.

Cooler winter days give great weather for walking around Perry’s Mill, established in 1778 — back in the early days of this country and soon after signing of the Declaration of Independence! This 200+ year old mill sits next to the mile-long Perry’s Mill Pond.

The mill and pond are still in the Perry family and run as a fishing and boating spot. For a few dollars, visitors can fish from the bank or take their boat or canoe on a scenic ride.

Located in Franklin County around the 5300 block on Pearces Road, the pond has a Louisburg, North Carolina, address but is just minutes from Zebulon or Bunn.

A plaque inlaid in stone below the waterfall explains that this landmark is one of the old mills of the US. The adjacent pond makes for a great fishing getaway, just around the corner.

During the flooding that followed Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, there were concerns that the mill’s dam had been breached; however, it is intact and made it through flooding which covered Pearces Road for several days.