Coming back from Gatlinburg to Cherokee through the Great Smokey Mountain National Park we saw a sign for Mingus Mill. We were looking for Mingo Falls and decided to stop. It wasn’t what we were looking for exactly but was a turn of the century mill powered by a turbine (not a water wheel as is typically thought of when you say “old mill”). Built in 1886 and still operational this was a pretty cool find. It is not at all near the waterfall we were looking for but wasn’t a bad stop. More pictures after the jump.