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Townsend in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Little River Lumber Company

 
 
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Photographed By Tom Gillard, August 13, 2010
1. The Little River Lumber Company Marker
Inscription.  This is the former site of the Little River Lumber Company mill complex. Founded in 1901 by Col. W.B. Townsend for whom this community is named, the company was one of the largest commercial lumber operations in the Smokies. From 1901 to 1939, the company's Little River Railroad Company built over 150 miles of railroads in the Smoky Mountains and the company sawed over 560 million board feet of timber. Its lands are now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
 
Erected by TN Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 110.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 35° 40.632′ N, 83° 45.13′ W. Marker is in Townsend, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy (Route 321), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Townsend TN 37882, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. On this site August 17, 1915 (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Mitchel
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Photographed By Tom Gillard, August 13, 2010
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Tuckaleechee Villages (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gamble's Station (approx. 5.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 6.4 miles away); An Early Mountain Community (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Bethlehem Methodist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Site of Fort Gamble (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Townsend.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little River Railroad. (Submitted on October 17, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Little River Railroad Museum. (Submitted on October 17, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
The Little River Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, August 13, 2010
3. The Little River Lumber Company Marker
The Little River Lumber Company image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, August 13, 2010
4. The Little River Lumber Company
The Little River Lumber Company image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, August 13, 2010
5. The Little River Lumber Company
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022