The millstones were quarried in France and brought into Savannah by blockade runners to bypass the U.S. Navy guarding the port, and then transported from the coast during wartime.
The mill was designed to meet all the needs of local farmers; millstones for grinding grain, threshing equipment to separate grain from the heads and stalks of straw, and a vertical saw under the millhouse for sawing logs into boards.
The Ragsdale Mill is located on Mt. Olivet Road. Mt. Olivet Road is north of Homer along U.S. 441 and off Ga. Hwy. 51 North.