After setting idle for more than 50 years the little grist mill south of Salem, Indiana is now churning out a product that once made it famous.

Beck's Mill Historic GristmillThe Old Mill sat idle and was a sad reminder to the lifestyle of our pioneering ancestors. The mill's mechanical and structural elements were deteriorating. Rodents chewed away at the huge timbers of the main frame structure while floor boards rotted away from moisture damage. The mill structure was unsafe to enter and unfortunately with such a unique historic structure sitting empty vandals pilfered some interior furnishings and equipment.

Then came hope for the future.

In 2005 a group participating in the Awareness Washington County (AWC), a Washington County leadership development program, decided to explore the possibility of restoring the Mill. As a tribute to the determination of the members and their understanding of the importance of saving such a unique landmark their efforts yielded positive results where others had failed during the 50 years prior.

The Grind VII 5k Run/Walk - September 7th

September 7th will be our 7th annual “The Grind” at Beck's Mill. Participants can register in-person the day of the run as well. 

Click here to view the Race Results

 Special thanks to our 2019 Grind Sponsors

PRESENTING - $ 1,000.00: 

Cook Medical

PLATINUM - $ 500.00:

Hoosier Uplands

GOLD - $ 300.00:

John Jones Auto GroupMid-Southern Savings BankFirst Harrison BankJeans’ Extrusions Inc.Marshall Monuments, 360 Consulting – Lisa Aly, Dawalt Funeral HomeWeathers Funeral Home

SILVER - $ 200.00:

Edward Jones – David W. Morris, Jackson County REMC, Ace Hardware of Salem, Salem Leader – In Kind (printing)

BRONZE - $ 100.00:

Salem Family Dental, Martinsburg Lions Club, Salem Rental, Loy & Fordyce Agency, Inc., Cottongim Enterprises Inc., Fox Purlee Wealth Management, Walls Lawn Care,  Knapp Miller Brown Insurance Services, Smile Artistry – Dr. Toni Sartini


Tumbleweed – 3 x $15.00 Gift Certificates, Domino’s – 2 free pizzas and breadsticks, AutoZone – Care care Kit (bucket), McDonalds – 50 coupons for free items,  Hughes – Taylor Funeral Home - $75.00