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

Chilhowee

 
 
Chilhowee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
1. Chilhowee Marker
Inscription. On Abramís Creek, near the site of the early Cherokee village, Chilhowee, William and Robert James established a water-powered cotton and woolen spinning and weaving factory. A charter for the business was issued in 1846 and the mill was evidently in operation by 1853. The business closed before the Civil War and was never reopened.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 14.)
 
Location. 35° 33.347′ N, 83° 59.975′ W. Marker is near Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on U.S. 129 half a mile east of Happy Valley Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallassee TN 37878, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tenasee Cherokee Village ( approx. 6.2 miles away); Alleghany Springs ( approx. 6.5 miles away); Houston's Station ( approx. 7.2 miles away); An Early Mountain Community ( approx. 9 miles away); Samuel Henry's Station ( approx. 9.5 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps ( approx. 10.4 miles away); Sam Houston American Giant Homesite ( approx. 11.2 miles away); Fort Loudon ( approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maryville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative Americans
 
Chilhowee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
2. Chilhowee Marker
Marker is beside the hwy
Chilhowee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lou Claudio, circa July 2015
3. Chilhowee Marker
Looking to West along US-129
Abram's Creek image. Click for full size.
By Lou Claudio, July 2015
4. Abram's Creek
Abram's Creek looking North from US-129 bridge...just East of marker.
Abram's Creek image. Click for full size.
By Lou Claudio, July 2015
5. Abram's Creek
Abram's Creek looking West...marker is on far end of US-129 bridge.
1765 map related to Chilhowee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lou Claudio, February 2016
6. 1765 map related to Chilhowee Marker
Though the marker is on the north side of the Little Tennessee River, adjacent to Abrams Creek, in this portion of a map drawn in 1765 (oriented with North to the left) we see that the Chilhowee village was across the river from the creek. The map was drawn by British soldier, Lt. Henry Timberlake, who lived among the Cherokee. A description of his expedition and a high-resolution version of his map is available at > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timberlake_Expedition
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Lou Claudio of Safety Harbor, Florida.   6. submitted on February 16, 2016, by Lou Claudio of Safety Harbor, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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