Just outside Willacoochee on Highway 82, you must stop and see the McCranie Brothers Turpentine Still.
The McCranies were active in the turpentine industry prior to 1800, remaining in the industry throughout the following two centuries. This still operated from 1936 until 1942 when the elder McCranie brothers went to war and the still was never reactivated. The rapid replacement of the fire distillation process by that of steam distillation, and a labor shortage caused by the war brought on the permanent shutdown of this still.
Although other stills were destroyed or dismantled for their copper, McCranie's still was not. It remains today in much the same condition as the day it ceased operation. It is now on the National Register of Historic Sites.