Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Little River Lumber Company

Marker ID: THC 1E 110
Location: on E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy (Route 321), Townsend TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 40.632    W 083° 45.13
  35.6772    -83.75216666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8VXB


This is the former site of the Little River Lumber Company mill complex. Founded in 1901 by Col. W.B. Townsend for whom this community is named, the company was one of the largest commercial lumber operations in the Smokies. From 1901 to 1939, the company