Rikard’s Mill Historical Park is owned and operated by the Monroe County Heritage Museums (MCHM). The park is located on Flat Creek near Beatrice, AL in Monroe County.
An operating water-powered grist mill and museum.
The main feature of the park is Rikard’s Mill which is a water-powered grist mill. Jacob “Jake” Rikard (1806-1880) built his first grist mill at this location in 1845 as a way to supplement his income as a blacksmith. Unfortunately, it was destroyed soon after being built by a flood on Flat Creek. The grist mill was rebuilt and the Rikard family operated it at this location for over a hundred years – until the 1960s. In 1993, the old grist mill and dam were completely restored by descendants of Jake Rikard and it was donated to the MCHS. Rikard’s Mill is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
For information, contact the Monroe Heritage Museum (251) 575-7433
Directions: Rikard’s Mill is located 22 miles north of Monroeville, just north of Beatrice off Highway 265. Driving North on I-65, take US 84, then take AL-21 through Monroeville to Beatrice. Driving South on I-65, the mill is approximately 35 miles west off the Greenville/Pine Apple exit.
Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open April through mid-December4116 Highway 265 N, Beatrice, AL 36425