Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Amerine's Forge

Marker ID: THC 1E 20
Location: TN 73, Blount County, opposite Chilhowee Inn
County: Blount
Waymark: None


Five miles west, on Hesse Creek, in 1845, George Amerine built an iron forge with two bloomery fires and one hammer. With an average output of 12 to 15 tons of bar iron annually, it was the largest forge in Blount County. It ceased operations about 1860.