Gray’s Grist Mill, one of the oldest, continually running grist mills in New England, is located in Adamsville on the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border.

While its exact date of origin is unknown, most agree that there was a mill on the site sometime before 1700. The first deed of ownership can be traced back to Philip Taber in 1717. The village of Adamsville was known as “Taber’s Mill” until the 1800s and the Adamsville mill pond provided power for the grist mill and a saw mill. In 1751 Taber conveyed the mill to his son Jonathon.

The first, John Hart, purchased the property in 1939 - a time when most grist mills were closing their doors. He went on to run Gray’s Mill for the next 41 years. In 1980, Mr. Hart, then 80 years old, sold the mill to its current owner Ralph Guild.

Gray's Mill 001: Map of Gray's Mill Pond

Gray's Mill 001: Map of Gray's Mill Pond

Gray's Mill 010: Adamsville Pond looking Northeast

Gray's Mill 010: Adamsville Pond looking Northeast

Gray's Mill 040: Blacksmith, Sawmill and Gray's Mill Store

Gray's Mill 040: Blacksmith, Sawmill and Gray's Mill Store

Gray's Mill 060: The Ice Houses

Gray's Mill 060: The Ice Houses

Gray's Mill 070: Gray's Mill Pond Looking West

Gray's Mill 070: Gray's Mill Pond Looking West

Gray's Mill 080: Gray's Mill Store Interior

Gray's Mill 080: Gray's Mill Store Interior

Gray's Mill 120: Fish Ladder

Gray's Mill 120: Fish Ladder

Gray's Mill 130: Bridge and Fish Ladder

Gray's Mill 130: Bridge and Fish Ladder

Gray's Mill 140: Older Fish Ladder

Gray's Mill 140: Older Fish Ladder

Gray's Mill 190: Gray's Mill Dam Spillway

Gray's Mill 190: Gray's Mill Dam Spillway

Gray's Mill 220: Turbine and Flume

Gray's Mill 220: Turbine and Flume

Gray's Mill 230: Baker examining Turbine

Gray's Mill 230: Baker examining Turbine

Gray's Mill 240: Slash Gate Finished

Gray's Mill 240: Slash Gate Finished

Gray's Mill 290: Pond draining

Gray's Mill 290: Pond draining

Gray's Mill 350: Pond Drained

Gray's Mill 350: Pond Drained