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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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacob Brown (approx. one mile away); Cherokee Church (approx. 3 miles away); Unicoi County / The Town of Erwin (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Battle of Red Banks / Reunion for the Boys in Blue (approx. 5.4 miles away); Greasy Cove Racetrack
Keystone Pottery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. Keystone Pottery Marker
(approx. 5.5 miles away); To the Women of the Confederacy (approx. 5.5 miles away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Solder (approx. 6.6 miles away); Alfred Eugene Jackson (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Also see . . .  Tenneessee On-Line Encyclopedia. An encyclopedia article on Charles Decker and Keystone Pottery. (Submitted on October 2, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 33 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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