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Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Keystone Pottery

 
 
Keystone Pottery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. Keystone Pottery Marker
Inscription.  Eighty yards south. German immigrant Charles F. Decker opened the Keystone Pottery in 1872. Kitchen and household ware were produced in large quantities. The Decker family also crafted a variety of unique and beautifully decorated grave markers, chamber pots, chicken fountains, inkwells, and face jugs. Pottery laden wagons rolled to many points in Tennessee and surrounding states. This was a significant industry in Chucky valley for more than 30 years.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 121.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 36° 11.766′ N, 82° 28.928′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on John Sevier Highway (Tennessee Route 107), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Keystone Pottery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. Keystone Pottery Marker
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Jacob Brown (approx. one mile away); Cherokee Church (approx. 3 miles away); Old Dutch Meeting House (approx. 3 miles away); Plum Grove (approx. 3 miles away); The Tester Brothers (approx. 3 miles away); Unicoi County / The Town of Erwin (approx. 5.1 miles away); Thomas Embree (approx. 5.3 miles away); Washington College (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,578 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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