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Teal’s Millpond — Chesterfield, South Carolina


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The sun reflects off Teal’s Millpond as it sets in the small Chesterfield community of Teal’s Mill. The pond was built in the early twentieth century by Dr. Duett Thompson Teal, a doctor, merchant, and industrial innovator. Dr. Teal dammed Bear Creek, and the resulting pond and its former powerhouse provided electricity to the residents of downtown Chesterfield, located about six miles away. The Teal Light and Power Company incorporated in 1918 and was eventually bought by the Carolina Power and Light Company – now owned by Duke Energy and called Duke Energy Progress – but Dr. Teal’s pond remains a fixture of beauty.

Teal's Millpond

Jim Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

According to photographer Jim Jenkins, a sandy beach once allowed locals access to a day of swimming and sunbathing at the invitation of the pond’s waters. Today licensed fishermen are welcome to spend the day casting lines into the pond. Below is a photo of a new bridge crossing the Teal’s Millpond.

Teal's Millpond Bridge

Jim Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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Teal’s Millpond Info


Address: Teal's Mill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709
GPS Coordinates: 34.666201,-80.008231


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2 Comments about Teal’s Millpond

Joseph ClarkeNo Gravatar says:
November 10th, 2017 at 5:19 am

I am a member of the Evans Family who lived just a few miles from Teals Mill Pond. I remember swimming in the pond near the raceway that provided water power to the grist mill that was located at the junction of Market Street and Teals Mill Road. that was around 1951/1953. I never knew of an electric power station there, but the grist mill could have been aa electrical power producer earlier and later converted to a grist mill, or both might have existed with the electrical power equipment removed before circa 1950.

Ronald TealNo Gravatar says:
March 15th, 2017 at 9:43 pm

I was born in Teal’s Mill Community in 1944 – no electricity available. Was always told that dam was built to provide water to operate a grist mill.




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