McBane Mill, initially a grist mill and woodworking mill, later, the home and studio for Ruffin Hobbs, a creative scupltor , and now the site for Woodcraft Week
Big Cane Creek flows behind the mill house. The canal in the foreground used to power a horizontally oriented water wheel which in turn powered the machinery inside. This creek flows into the Haw River. There were over a hundred mills within the Haw River watershed.