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Tellico Plains in Monroe County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Early Gold Mining

 
 
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By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
1. Early Gold Mining Marker
Inscription.  Placer gold was discovered along Coker Creek in 1831. For a time there was feverish digging; $80,000 of Coker Creek gold was mined between 1831 and 1854. Since then there has been sporadic mining here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 18.)
 
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.
 
Location. 35° 15.528′ N, 84° 17.442′ W. Marker is in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 68 and Hot Water Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 68. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12574 Hwy 68, Tellico Plains TN 37385, 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. Unicoi Turnpike Trail (a few steps from this marker); Coker Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Tellico Iron Works (approx. 7˝ miles away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx. 7˝ miles
Early Gold Mining Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, October 11, 2012
2. Early Gold Mining Marker
Marker is across the street from Bill's Pit Stop where gold mining supplies can be purchased.
away); Fort Loudoun Massacre (approx. 7˝ miles away); Boyhood Home of Ray H. Jenkins (approx. 7˝ miles away); The Tennessee Overhill Experience (approx. 7˝ miles away); Scott Mansion (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tellico Plains.
 
Early Gold Mining Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, October 11, 2012
3. Early Gold Mining Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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