Welcome to the Central Roller Mills Site
Central Roller Mills was established around 1903 and manufactured the famous Issaqueena brand of Flour, Corn Meal and a full line of feed for poultry and livestock. Central Roller Mills was established before 1903 and manufactured the famous Issaqueena Flour, Meal and a full line of Poultry, Dairy and Hog Feeds.
Central Roller Mills has the distinction of being the only extent and intact roller mill in South Carolina and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The iconic logo for Central Roller Mills features the Indian Princess Issaqueena riding on her horse on the legendary ride to warn her lover of the ensuing Cherokee attack on the trader fort.
The Legend of Issaqueena:
As sometimes happened with various American Indian tribes, the Cherokee Indians captured the maiden Issaqueena and renamed her Cateechee. She met and fell in love with a White trader while captive. When she overheard the Cherokee planning a raid on the trader fort, she managed to take a pony and escape to warn her lover of the raid.
As she rode, legend has it, she named landmarks along the way. Now we have Six Mile Mountain, Twelve Mile River, Eighteen Mile Creek, Three and Twenty community, Six and Twenty community, and Fort Ninety-Six.
Issaqueena’s 96-mile ride to reunite with her lover was expected to anger the Cherokee, so she and Allan Francis and finally their son, hid in their home at Stumphouse Mountain in upper South Carolina. When found by the Cherokee, Issaqueena ran and hid behind the waterfall near her home. Since the Cherokee were superstitious about the “spirits dwellings in the falls” they did not seek her out and she was able to avoid recapture. That waterfall is now known as Issaqueena Falls.
We are excited about our offering various products featuring the famous Issaqueena Logo. A unique partnership between Central Roller Mills and Lolo Pottery has lead to our offering a bag of Issaqueena Coffee and a Lolo Pottery mug packaged in a high quality printed gift box. This package has been a very popular corporate and personal gift item for the holidays and special occasions.
Please check out our online shopping tab for branded t-shirts and original Central Roller Mills flour and corn meal bags.