Patterson's Mill -1B 14 - Church Hill, TN
Posted by: vhasler
N 36° 31.120 W 082° 43.113
17S E 346124 N 4042852
Quick Description: A fort and mill were built here which were used for protection from the Cherokees
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2008 1:17:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM57D1
Sign text: On the site of this mill, Robert Patterson built a fort about 1775, shortly thereafter a mill. It was one of two stations at which settlers took refuge during the Cherokee raid under The Raven in 1776.
Here is a weblink (http://churchhilltn.net/Resized/imagepages/image18.htm) for a newspaper picture of the mill. Unfortunately, the mill was destroyed by arson on Halloween night 1975.
Marker is located on U.S. 11 W, Hawkins County in Church Hill Tennessee.
Marker Name: Patterson's Mill
Marker Location: Roadside
Type of Marker: Building
Marker Number: 1B 14
Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission
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