Living in History
Conestee Mill offers a new chapter for high quality urban living along the Reedy River in Greenville, South Carolina.
The mixed-used development of commercial and residential components gives 21st century purpose to the 18th century properties, which are within the National Register of Historic Places district.
Conestee Mill will leave you with one foot in history, and the other in a fabulously current and vibrant lifestyle that consists of 65 apartments, town-homes, a brewery, restaurants, retail and office space. It’s closeness to the Swamp Rabbit Trail and adjacent Lake Conestee Nature Park make it ideal for walking, biking, and enjoying the natural beauty of its surroundings.
Experience a living page from Greenville’s history, where you can start writing your own.
A LIVING PAGE FROM GREENVILLE HISTORY
Historic Conestee Mill – named from the Cherokee word for “running water” – is located just south of the city along the banks of the Reedy River. In the 1830s, Vardry McBee, known as “Father of Greenville” for developing saw and grist mills around downtown Greenville, purchased 295 acres in the Conestee Village about 7 miles from the city.
McBee and his mechanical supervisor, an engineer and millwright from Scotland, John Adams, built the dam in 1840s. Even though there was a smaller dam, the new dam was built to increase power to the mill. This dam also provided electricity to the community of Conestee before Greenville ever had electricity.
McBee and Adams continued to expand the Conestee Village and added McBee Methodist Chapel in 1841. The mill store, office and post office were added in 1919. Since it ceased operations in 1971, Conestee Mill has silently testified to the importance of the areas historic past. Now, it is coming to life again as Conestee Mill – a beautiful location that’s adjacent to Lake Conestee Nature Park and listed on the National Register. When re-discovered, the vision for Conestee Mill became developing a vibrant, relevant community with its arms firmly wrapped around the site’s historic significance.
ALL TRAILS LEAD TO CONESTEE MILL
No location in the area of Greenville surrounds you with the incredible variety of choices like the ones you’ll find at Conestee Mill. Enjoy the neighboring Lake Conestee Nature Park and the Swamp Rabbit Trail, surrounding you by the lush views of the Reedy River. On the other side of the trail just steps away, you will find restaurants, retail, breweries and more. Greenville’s thriving downtown and some of the city’s largest employers and vibrant parks are also just a short drive (or trail ride) away!
National Register of
The Oldest Mill in
The Only Mill in GVL
on the Reedy River
Next to Lake Conestee
Direct Access to the
Swamp Rabbit Trail
Easy Access to 85
DOWNSTREAM FROM DOWNTOWN
Located along the Reedy River, Conestee Mill sits approximately eight miles south of downtown Greenville, in Greenville County, South Carolina.
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