It began it's existence as the location of a whiskey distillery back in 1850. Eventually, civilization moved away from this lonely Missouri ghost town, but it's now slowly becoming known as one of the best trout fishing spots in the Show Me State.

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If you've never been to Jolly Mill, Missouri, it's more than worthy to be added to your list of must-visit locations in the state. As Wikipedia remembers, Jolly Mill got its name due to the "unnaturally jovial disposition of the people who worked in and around the distillery".

There's not much left in Jolly Mill, Missouri, but what remains is special. The mill is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

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That mill has been restored by the Friends of Jolly Mill and there's still a beautiful waterfall nearby.

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Those waters are now known for something different entirely. The trout fishing next to the mill in Jolly Mill is famous for having happy fisherman leaving with 4 rainbow or brown trout pretty much every trip. Nice.

There are more historic buildings to visit, too, including this old school house.

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What was built in 1850 is gone, but not everything. Still walls that you'll wish could talk.

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The Travel with a Wiseguy YouTube channel visited Jolly Mill and shared inspiring video of this special part of Missouri. If you're interested in visiting, it's located in the extreme southwestern part of Missouri. Would be a nice stop for your next Springfield or Branson trip.

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